Effort Estimation: How To Estimate And Get Better Every Day

Learn effort estimation techniques, the power of documentation, main causes of deviations and how to improve

What you’ll learn

  • How to estimate in AGILE projects
  • Learn how to get make estimations
  • Learn the most used estimation techniques
  • Learn WHAT and HOW can affect the estimations
  • Learn how to verify that your effort estimates are correct
  • Learn what is bases of the estimations principle and how can it improve your project estimates
  • Learn what are main causes of effort deviations and what you can do to avoid them
  • Learn to document your effort estimates


  • PC, Internet
  • Basic project management knowledge


When I started my career effort estimates were such a nightmare for me. They were really keeping me up at night and I was thinking what can I do to get it right. In the last decade since I’ve been working as a project manager, I tried a lot of effort estimation techniques. Some have been working for me, some didn’t.

In this class I’m sharing with you the knowledge and experience that I learn in over 10 years:

  1. Methods of estimations which I use and that gave me the best results in over 100 projects that I managed
  2. My methods of crosschecking that the effort estimated in projects are covering the team effort and entire company is sustainable
  3. My secret principle that I use every day to estimate and to get better: bases of the estimation principle
  4. Analysis of the most common causes of effort deviations and how to apply the bases of the estimation principle in each situation
  5. How to can improve your effort estimations

In this class I bring 2 innovative principles:

1. Document your estimations – bases of the estimations principle

2. Keep the baseline you based your estimations on – because if the conditions don’t change there is a high change your estimations will be right

Is this course for you?

  • Do you want to learn the most effective and proven estimation techniques?
  • Do you want to learn to verify if your effort estimations are correct?
  • Do you want to learn what’s the bases of the estimation principle and how did I apply it successfully in over 100 projects?
  • Do you want to learn how the bases of the estimation principle can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars? 
  • Do you want to learn how to prevent deviations from the estimations?
  • Do you want to learn how the environment will affect your estimates and will ruin your project budget? And HOW TO AVOID THAT?

YES! YES! YES! Let’s do it!

See you in the class.
AncaWho is the target audience?

  • Project team members
  • Project Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Managers

Created by Anca Onuta
Last updated 10/2018

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