Improving Estimates for Web Projects

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B202/03

Excerpt

How many times have you received an email or phone call from a potential client who describes their project in a few sentences and expects a formal proposal the next day? This session will address this seemingly impossible task by going over the method we have created at OpenSourcery to estimate web projects. This method has helped us work with clients to prioritize functionality, set realistic schedules, and has improved our ability to close sales.

Description

In this session you will learn:

  • Alternatives to delivering a fixed hours estimate
  • A simple method for quickly estimating projects from vague requirements
  • How to work with developers, designers, and sales people to quickly deliver estimates
  • Improving your estimation ability over time

Speaking experience

Speaker

  • Alex

    Alex Kroman

    OpenSourcery

    Biography

    Alex is a Ruby programmer and manager at New Relic. Previous to New Relic he worked at OpenSourcery and Dark Horse Comics.

    Sessions

      • Title: Improving Estimates for Web Projects
      • Track: Business
      • Room: B202/03
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        How many times have you received an email or phone call from a potential client who describes their project in a few sentences and expects a formal proposal the next day? This session will address this seemingly impossible task by going over the method we have created at OpenSourcery to estimate web projects. This method has helped us work with clients to prioritize functionality, set realistic schedules, and has improved our ability to close sales.

      • Speakers: Alex Kroman