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Subject:Re: Life Priorities From:Linda Castellani <castle -at- CRL -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 17 Feb 1997 16:52:37 -0800
Doesn't she also sell software that does this? If so, does
anybody hazve any information about how much it costs and where to get it?
(I have taken this seminar, BTW, but it was a few years ago. I thought
I'd heard since then that she also had software.)
On Mon, 17 Feb 1997, Nyman,
> I was able to attend a seminar by JoAnn Hackos this weekend that
> specifically dealt with project estimation, scheduling, and tracking.
> We brought an installation manual that is, in its raw condition, 150
> graphics and 637 pages of text. The project manager responsible for
> producing this thing gave us a deadline of 10 days. The project missed
> its deadline, the book looks crummy and it's totally useless. When we
> calculated the project using JoAnn's project estimation and planning
> methods, the time required to produce the manual should have been 3581
> hours when all of the factors are considered. It doesn't help with past
> projects, but it does provide a valuable tool for convincing management
> that there is a better way.
> The only way to produce good, usable information is through planning.
> If you can take this seminar from JoAnn Hackos, do. It was excellent.