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    Best practices for estimating a sofware project?


    what is your best practices for estimating a software project?
    And did you show the customer your detail estimation sheet?

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    Take a guess. Double that and add 10%. Then with any luck at all you'll only be under by 50%. <grin/>

    Seriously, if it's a one-person project, use your best estimate of your own skills. I wouldn't show the detailed estimate if I could help it. After all, something *always* goes wrong in one aspect of a project, and so you hope/expect to make it up in other aspects.
    An optimist sees the glass as half full.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty.
    A realist drinks it no matter how much there is.


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