estimating projects

Merrill Oveson moveson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 11:05:58 MST 2012


On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Jason Van Patten <jason at infogenix.com> wrote:
> On 1/10/2012 10:09 AM, Nicholas Leippe wrote:
>> One of my professors simply said, "If it's a hardware project, make
>> your best guess then multiply by pi... If it's a software project,
>> make your best guess, then multiply by pi squared."
>>
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> I've always been a fan of the (x+2) *2 method where x is some length of
> time.
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I've heard that if you go to get venture capital, the venture
capitalist apply the rule of thirds.

1) It will cost three times are much as the estimated cost
2) It will earn 1/3 the revenue as the estimated revenue
3) It will take 3 times longer than the estimated time


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