Six Estimation Safety Tips

Predicting the future is hard! These suggestions can help you avoid estimation quicksand.

Karl Wiegers
Jun 13, 2019 · 7 min read
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Most people need to prepare estimates for the work they do, but we don’t do a great job of estimation in the software industry. In this article I offer six safety tips to keep in mind as you prepare estimates for your project and for your individual work.