Accountability for estimates

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Sometime early on in my career as a producer, I remember seeing a designer argue with another producer. The producer was briefing in some work, saying there were two days to complete it. The designer thought it was unreasonable — it was more like a four- or five-day job — and asked who estimated the work…. [continue]

Why detailed estimates are useful

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Estimating well is important because estimates form the foundations of any project plan — it affects the costing stage where you define the budget, and the scheduling stage where you plan the execution. Estimating accurately is mostly dependent on experience, but aiming to be precise is often a good start. There is less chance of… [continue]