Time estimation

abuhijleh's picture

Where should we do time estimation for a feature? is it when we build the features list? or when we determine the development sequence?


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Jeff De Luca's picture


Neither. Features are estimated just-in-time. That is, when they are placed into workpackages and scheduled for design and build.

Here's some links that might help.

Basic Workflow

FDD should be seen as a lean development method

JEDI Masters

Question on Planning by Feature

These threads are related to how features are batched into workpackages and their workflow.

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abuhijleh's picture

How to estimate the project time?


So the CP has a "Features Box",And he select from them the features to be included in the next DBF and BBF iteration. Which means that he estimates required time for each feature and selects features that do fill the time for the 2 weeks.

So how do we select completion (months and years) for the business activities in "determine the Development Sequence", we should have been doing a kind of estimation, right? is it like an order of magnitude estimation?

I do not believe so, because at the end, we have a deadline to deliver the project.


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