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Estimates and a very huge concern for pretty much company doing business now a day. Especially during COVID-19 times I dont belive the questions like when something will be done will be out of the table soon. However, is very hard to get estimates right but is possible to take action to reduce the blast radius of estimates and try to get something reasonable. Today I want to share a short video I recorded some thoughts on estimates. If you are following up muy blog you will see these ideas were published in previous posts if you did not read my latest posts on similar matters you can read it here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. In this video, you will see why estimates often go south and what we can do to improve and deal with estimates in a reasonable way.

VIDEO

Reference Books

The Mythical Man-Month
https://www.amazon.com/Mythical-Man-Month-Anniversary-Software-Engineering-ebook/dp/B00B8USS14/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mythical+man+month&qid=1586822083&s=books&sr=1-1

Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art
https://www.amazon.com/Software-Estimation-Demystifying-Developer-Practices-ebook/dp/B00JDMPOVQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

NoEstimates
https://www.amazon.com/NoEstimates-Measure-Project-Progress-Estimating-ebook/dp/B01FWMSBBK

Cheers,
Diego Pacheco

Originally published at http://diego-pacheco.blogspot.com on April 13, 2020.

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