Estimation: The Art of the SWAG

How much is this going to cost? When will this project be done? How much longer do you need to close out that ticket? We hear these questions routinely as developers. But, how do you answer these questions?

Estimation can be tricky. But, it is a very useful skill that can be developed. There is a lot of research that has been done on estimation, which we can all use to become better at estimating. Being a better estimator will give you, your team, and your organization more confidence in your projects, and your clients will be happier. The goal of this session is to give you techniques that will increase your estimate accuracy.

Attendees will learn:

What an estimate is

Techniques to make you, your team, and your company better at estimating

How to use past estimates as guides to future estimates

How to communicate estimates

How various factors (size of projects, types of projects, etc) affect estimates

Chris Greatens
Senior Director, Digital Experience Platforms @ Bounteous

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