Project Estimation


The hardest thing is in successful project development is estimating the size and hence the time correctly. There area wide verity of formal methods. Most important factor , IMHO , is the experience of the the team. I have always felt that if the Project Managers can put their head together to estimate the task durations, their vast experiences will finally start having some meaning as it will become a valuable resource for the organization.

This also means that the knowledge of the experience Project Manager will be shared across the team making other equally skilled.

After all , when we share knowledge we multiply it. Live , Learn and Pass it on.

OffShore and outsourced Projects

Off-Shoring Projects
Projects are offshored for many reasons such as derth of people in a given technlogy, cost , location of client and a whole lot more. For whatever reason you are outsourcing it, the key factor is successful implementation.

There are two varieties of outsourced / offshored Projects
  • Self-mananged and
  • Client Managed.

In Both the models start out wiht having faith.

Don't Fire people in the first week : They need to audjust to your style of doing things.

Language: People mess up when they speak. Dont watch the words. Understnd the meaning.

Adopt small mouldes .Use Xtreme Pograming or Agile techniques to get control over the tasks.

Last but not the least Have a Mentor.
To achieve success start with the best foot forward. Have Faith ! Oh yes !