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Estimating Projects and Meeting the Estimates

Accurate estimating is one of the biggest challenges faced by project teams.   Projects commonly miss their estimates by orders of magnitude.   Standish reports “52.7% of projects will overrun their initial cost estimates by 189%“.    Why is it so difficult to estimate projects?   Is it an estimation problem or a management problem?  

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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