[thelist] How do you estimate time for any given project?

scott wolpow scott at netalytical.com
Fri Aug 29 17:22:58 CDT 2003

I am finishing a massive online inventory system. Contact me off list.
Scott at publiccto.com

At 04:38 PM 08/29/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>This question has once again passed through my office: How do you estimate
>time for any given project? I would like to siphon your thoughts, ideas, or
>other methods you use to get an estimate.
>For example, I was tasked just recently to demo the possibility of a Web
>Based Inventory Management System. Some of you where involved with this
>(i.e. "Item A Item A Item A")
>I managed to churn out the demo in about 3 days (12 actual work hours). I
>was asked to write up a proposal to convert the real live thing to a working
>secure scalable model for future interactions. I quoted around 100 man hours
>with the help of one other colleague.
>The catch is I've never really done anything like this, so I have no clue
>about how much to estimate.
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