Re: Project estimation software

Subject: Re: Project estimation software
From: Eric Ray <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com>
To: Tim Altom <taltom -at- simplywritten -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 13:50:17 -0700


> I've seen a lot of postings here in the past few years asking about project
> estimation advice. I thought you might be interested to know that some
> really good estimation software is just out of beta. It's from Telcordia and
> you can see it at www.800teachme.com/whatsnew.html.

Or at http://www.800teachme.com/estimator/index.html to avoid
some searching.

> We like this stuff. It's not perfect, but it's only in version one. It still
> beats everything else we've tried. It's also good for training projects, WBT
> projects, and other "performance support" scenarios. To our astonishment, we
> estimated projects our way and the Estimator way, and we came up with fairly
> close answers. Of course, you still have to know what you're doing and how
> to swag a project's complexity and whatnot, but Estimator is proving to be
> pretty good. It lets you input factors for your own margins. It doesn't let
> you forget any of the other factors you should consider, either. It even has
> a wizard to step you through.
>
> If you try it, I'd like to know your impressions.

I think that Tim's right. I was on the beta list for this as well, and
am really impressed.

Eric




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