Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Don't ask to ask, just ask
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: PM Confessional

by Albannach (Prior)
on Jan 15, 2011 at 16:27 UTC ( #882459=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: PM Confessional
in thread PM Confessional

That reminds me of something a senior engineer told me about 20 years ago on the topic of estimating effort: double your first number and go the the next larger unit. So if your first reaction is 30 seconds, better say 60 minutes. Four hours is more likely to be 8 days, and so on. I'm still crap at estimating individual task effort, but I'm much better at total project cost at least.

--
I'd like to be able to assign to an luser


Comment on Re^2: PM Confessional
Re^3: PM Confessional
by fullermd (Curate) on Jan 17, 2011 at 00:11 UTC

    These sort of rules of thumb sound half-funny half-useful, until the day comes that you apply them and still wind up behind an 8-ball...

    Er, not that that's ever happened to me, three times in a row, or anything. No siree...

Re^3: PM Confessional
by MidLifeXis (Prior) on Jan 18, 2011 at 15:47 UTC

    Ours was multiply by two and add 40.

    --MidLifeXis

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://882459]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others examining the Monastery: (18)
As of 2014-07-22 16:51 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    My favorite superfluous repetitious redundant duplicative phrase is:









    Results (120 votes), past polls