Estimating and metrics

Quotes for the week:

"The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty" Proverbs 21:5

"... for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisors" Proverbs 24:6


What do we need to estimate?

Final delivery date

  • project duration
  • Staff time required

  • effort
  • who is needed, and when
  • staff appointments
  • Cost

  • budget
  • cash flow (when do we need the money?)
  • Installation planning - when? how much?

  • accommodation, cabling, air conditioning
  • disk capacity, CPU power
  • number of terminals required

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