Estimating Without Time - Laura Earnestfleeting
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often asked how long something will take. I know that it is the weakest skill of every single developer – and I have never met a developer that was good at it.
avoid giving estimates before I start the work. Once I am well into the work (at least halfway done), I have a better feel for how long it is going to take to finish. But I never estimate up front.
He pressed me more, so I simply said “four months.”
wasn’t going to be held to an estimate
am so bad at guessing that I often think everything will take 15 minutes. And if everything takes 15 minutes, nothing takes 15 minutes
best way to estimate is to do ranking.
- See Olivier Sibony