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Project Management for Flat Organizations by Laura Burford

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CHAPTER 10

ESTIMATE TIME AND RESOURCES

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Covered in this chapter:

Defining time, resource, and cost estimates

Using estimating tools and techniques

Estimating the duration and level of effort

Determining and consolidating time and resource estimates

Estimating mistakes

Being able to accurately estimate the time and resources needed to complete the required work is essential to creating a realistic project plan because these estimates drive the deadlines for the project. If time and resources are underestimated, not only are deadlines missed, but the team may also be placed under undue stress. If time and resources are grossly overestimated, ...

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