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How to Help Your Team Improve Task Estimation – #PMHangout37

How to Help Your Team Improve Task Estimation – #PMHangout37

How to Help Your Team Improve Task Estimation was the topic of the 37th hangout of the Sensible Project Manager Hangout Community. In this community of project managers and others who enjoy discussing project management topics, we have regular hangouts hosted via Google+ Hangout. In this hangout, Mark Phillipy shares a presentation on how to help project managers improve task estimation on their projects.

Overview of the presentation

  • Importance of Estimation and Predictability
  • What obstacles do you have with estimating?
    • Known Unknowns
    • Unknown Unknowns
  • Estimating techniques
    • Top Down Estimating
    • Bottom Up Estimating
    • Analogous Estimating
    • Parametric Estimating
    • Three Point Estimating
  • Applying estimates to your project plan

Questions & Feedback

During the hangout, I shared a method I use when working with my project teams that has been very effective for me. If you want to learn more about this method, please contact me via email at podcast@sensiblepm.com and we can discuss this method further.

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