Tag: estimating

  • Are You Lying on Your Estimates?

    As a self-employeed web developer, I also have to do all my own estimates on projects. This has taught me something crucial. I’ve been pretty bad at it. In the past I’d put down things like ’10 hours for featur XX’ without actually having a break down of what feature XX looked like. This is […]

  • Time Estimating Fairytale Land

    Like many programmers, I often live in project time estimating fairy tale land. I think that everything will go as planned and of course I’ll bill 6 hours each day. The fact is that life happens and when life happens, often work doesn’t happen. Another common mistake made when estimating software development centers on the…