When you pad an estimate, you typically increase your estimated effort/cost due to fear. I call this estimating from a place of weakness. You are afraid of the unexpected event, so hopefully padding it will cover it. When asked why you think something might take 50% longer or cost more than expectations, it leads to […]
I remember when I was introduced to networking. It sucked! I was uncomfortable. I was actually shy and didn’t know what to say or do. Most people that know me wouldn’t believe it. But it’s true. Before I share with you what I consider the most important networking best-practice, I’m going to share the story […]
Recently, we’ve introduced Commitment Based Estimation to a couple of our software teams. Typically, this helps a team provide highly-accurate estimates. These teams go on to deliver successfully by meeting these estimates.
Before you start the requirements phase of your next project, take an important first step by looking at the “condition” of your people, processes and metrics.