If you are thinking about scaling your flow, or if you feel like your team is just not operating at a sustainable pace, maybe it’s time to do some effort estimating.
Who doesn’t like a little SWAG in their bag? Of course SWAG meaning Scientific Wild Ass Guess. But here is the secret, you do not have to settle for SWAG, and you do not need to spend 100’s of hours collecting and analyzing data.
Before you jump in and start filling up time tracking spreadsheets with data or hiring an expensive statistician to run extensive workflow modeling analytics, I suggest you take the following approach to get a reasonable picture of how you are cooking what you’re cooking. [Read more…]