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Know the Unknown!

Projects are filled with unknown variables: it’s a fact of IT project management.   These unknowns, however, significantly impact project hour estimates, especially when you need to determine how long it will take you to complete work.   Padding, or adding hours “just in case”, undermines sound project management. Andrea Brockmeier illustrates the negative effects of basing project hours on the unknowns, as well as the ways you can better address them in project hour planning.

About Richard Wood

Richard Wood has been the publisher of CAI's Accelerating IT Success newsletter since its inception in 2011. A Marketing Major at Cal Poly Pomona he has been working with Computer Aid since 2001. He can be reached at

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