Tag Archives: Estimates

Irresistable Force meets Immovable Object

This is one of those ‘tree falling in the woods’ philosophical conundrums which looks great on paper or at some party, but gets a bit out shape when you hit the real world. To be the pedant – which I … Continue reading

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The Frayed Ends of Sanity

A complex project with a rapidly changing dynamic ecosystem is basically borderline chaotic. As a PM, how do you measure progress in this ‘complex’ area? The graph I’ve posted is from Ken Schwaber’s book on Agile Project Management and is … Continue reading

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Give me an estimate. Now!

Days like these are the most challenging. You know that they’ve asked for a rough estimate (see this post for my thoughts on the accuracy of estimates early in a project), and you provided a range, and wrapped it caveats, and … Continue reading

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Another plan doomed by detail?

The plan is perfect, even down to the detail we could tell you what the team was doing after lunch on the 2nd Thursday of November next year. But is this ever going to be true? Although many would point … Continue reading

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