I first published the article listed below in 2014 – A WHOLE 5 years ago, and as I prepare to present at next week’s ICEAA (International Cost Estimation and Analysis Association) Professional Development and Training workshop (conference)next week in Tampa, I realize just how important a topic it was (and is today!)
Comments welcome! Here’s the original blog post reposted for your enjoyment:
One of the biggest (and not so obvious) reasons that software estimation goes awry is that amateur estimators don’t always realize how important it is to figure out the “object of estimation” – that is, what it is that we want to estimate.
I’ve addressed this issue on several occasions – through a set of 4 blog posts called “First see the elephant in the room (the what you are estimating…)”
This week, I did a blog post for QSM, Inc. on the same topic. Let me know what you think.