Do people ask you for information about project estimates, either for the schedule or the cost? Do you feel uncertain about your estimates? Would you like some ways to estimate and options for providing that information?
Estimates are guesses. That doesn’t prevent people from wanting to know the estimate. You can make better estimates, predictions, and increase their usefulness and accuracy.
Learn how to think about estimates, make better estimates, and update the estimate when reality hits.
Here is the table of contents:
- What Estimates Are
- Why Do We Estimate Anyway?
- Software is Learning, Not Construction
- Think About Estimation
- How to Estimate
- Rolling Wave Planning
- There is No Correct Estimation Model
- But I Need to Know When the Project Will Be Done
- Use All Four Parts of Project Estimation
- Show Your Status and Update Your Estimate
- Future Fixes
- Troubleshooting Your Estimation Problems
- Avoid Multitasking
- Avoid Student Syndrome
- Estimation Units Predict Schedule Slippage
- Edit Those Epics
- What You Can Do For Estimation
- Estimation Depends On…
- Estimating Testing Time
- Need to Learn More about the Work You’re Doing? Spike It!
- Use Targets as Estimates
- How to Avoid Three Big Estimation Traps
- Understanding Multitasking and the Cost of Delay on Estimation
- What You Know About Estimation Now
You can buy Predicting the Unpredictable on leanpub:
You can find the book on Amazon, too, ebook, audio and print.
I’m delighted the Pragmatic Bookshelf is carrying the book also.
See the book at Barnes and Noble. Or, in iBooks: Predicting the Unpredictable – Johanna Rothman (you should see the audio book there, too.)
If you bought the audio book and you are looking for the supplemental materials, here is the link: SupplementalMaterialsPredicting.pdf.