When I was at BADCamp a few weeks ago, Addison Berry asked if I'd be willing to participate in a podcast on project management. I am a process geek having spent years working with 100s of developers, product managers, executives, clients, and project managers across the arts, government agencies, non-profits, media companies, schools, sports, and retailers. This has made for so many different configurations of project management styles, methodologies, and personalities. I've learned from all of them.
Bitner Burns and Brown from the Bots gave a presentation on estimating. These are my notes from the presentation, followed by the video I took at the session.
The Bots started out by indicating that the presentation was really for the estimation of rather large sites and not for small sites $3K to 5K. They indicated that "Complexity defies prediction." and that no large site is truly built in an agile way. In fact, if a build has any of the following four characteristics, you are not operating in a truly agile way.
- planning beyond one sprint
- fixed bid