Number 9 of 8

Here’s a good post on problems with estimates: 8 Reasons Why the Estimates Are Too Low.

To which I add number 9:

  1. Building the estimate based on the deadline or budget.
     
    Starting with the client’s budget or required go-live date, the estimate is put together to reflect how that number of hours or days will be spent. The estimate is not, therefore, based on any earnest guess at actual effort on the tasks at hand.

We’ve all been in on one of those projects.

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