Accounting for the biggest influence on project productivity
1 Day Intensive Seminar Workshop
Project managers have considerable difficulty
accurately estimating effort and duration for all types of projects.
Systems projects have an additional complication—resource
constraints--which common estimating techniques often fail to
deal with appropriately. Unlike construction projects on which
many of the techniques are based, systems project tasks seldom
can be performed by just anybody. Resource levels alone are not
sufficient to guide such projects. Instead, these tasks are dependent
upon particular individuals with specialized skills. Just as an
average-sized suit fits only a few people well, project estimates
can miss the mark by a wide margin when they fail to take into
account these often-large differences among resources. This interactive
workshop identifies critical factors for successful estimation,
especially resource constraints, and shows how to address them
in making more accurate effort and schedule estimates. Exercises
enhance learning by allowing participants to practice applying
practical techniques to commonly-occurring examples.
* Ten reasons why effort and duration are estimated
* Techniques for adjusting estimates in accordance with
* How most scheduling tools fail to recognize effects
of resource constraints.
* Methods for assigning the right resources to the right
tasks at the right times.
* Ways to monitor and improve estimating effectiveness.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This course
has been designed for managers, analysts, designers, programmers,
testers, auditors, and users who plan, oversee, and/or carry out