A few weeks ago, during a lively and inspiring #pitstopchat hosted by the lovely Kellie Walker, there was a spontaneous discussion about estimating the time a certain project might take — and how difficult it can be. As I took in the various questions, tips, and ideas, a sort of a jumbled map began to form in my mind. It was then that I had decided that the topic of estimating project time needed some sort of an infographic, or a map.
Of course, since I have never done one of those before, it took me about three times as long as anticipated. (it’ll make sense once you look at it, I promise.) And I am sure that I have missed some important parts, and forgotten some of the ideas and suggestions.
That’s why this is a beta version.
But I wanted to post it anyway, because the only way to make this beta better is with YOUR help!
Got any personal experience with estimating tricky project time lines? Tips for others? Thoughts on what else should be included? Or just feedback on whether this makes sense, and how to improve it?
Tell me in the comments!