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what are the possible factors that mostly affect estimation?

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im an it student and there is this question i usually ask myself .. it'll be appreciated if it will be elaborated further with different ideas ..
asked 8 years ago by anonymous

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I can think of the following (I am assuming you are talking about time estimation)

- The task itself: How long does a similar task usually takes? 1 day? 2 days? A month? How complex is the task? Do you expect to see any uncertainties or does it have any associated risks? What about its precedessors? How many predecessors does it have? Is it on the critical path?

- The team member who's doing the task: Is he fast or slow? Does he understand the task, or is it easy to explain the task to that team member? Is the quality of work produced by that team member good, or does the work need to be almost completely redone after him?

- Is there more than one person doing this task? If yes, then there are more communication channels, which means that there is a bigger communication overhead, and you have to account for this.
answered 8 years ago by anonymous
thank you for the answer. i think this will be enough for my research. thanks! if you have more information to share with us, it'll be great if you comment back in this forum. thanks!
8 years ago by anonymous

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