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Re: [XP] Re: Estimation Techniques

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  • Phlip
    ... It might actually be better than my idea of giving the estimate in terms of a radioactive half-life ! -- Phlip
    Message 1 of 33 , Sep 21 6:08 AM
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      Ron Jeffries wrote:

      >> In "Rapid Development", Steve McConnell recommends you give estimates in
      >> "biggest number first" order. That is to say, you'd report the estimate
      >> as:
      >> "Between 5 and 2.5 days."
      >
      >> If people only remember the first number, give the big one first. :-)
      >
      >> If they look at you funny and ask about it, it's a great chance to have a
      >> discussion about probability and human nature, and it's an _invited_
      >> conversation - you aren't complaining of inflicting help.
      >
      > Interesting idea!

      It might actually be better than my idea of giving the estimate in terms
      of a radioactive "half-life"!

      --
      Phlip
    • Phlip
      ... It might actually be better than my idea of giving the estimate in terms of a radioactive half-life ! -- Phlip
      Message 33 of 33 , Sep 21 6:08 AM
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        Ron Jeffries wrote:

        >> In "Rapid Development", Steve McConnell recommends you give estimates in
        >> "biggest number first" order. That is to say, you'd report the estimate
        >> as:
        >> "Between 5 and 2.5 days."
        >
        >> If people only remember the first number, give the big one first. :-)
        >
        >> If they look at you funny and ask about it, it's a great chance to have a
        >> discussion about probability and human nature, and it's an _invited_
        >> conversation - you aren't complaining of inflicting help.
        >
        > Interesting idea!

        It might actually be better than my idea of giving the estimate in terms
        of a radioactive "half-life"!

        --
        Phlip
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