Better Plan TYPO3 Projects with Agile Estimating
Absolute estimating of programming tasks proves to be challenging in (too) many cases. When development takes longer than foreseen, any or several of the following areas are impacted: quality, finances, resource planning and client satisfaction. Studies reveal that 2 out of 3 software development projects are unsuccessful because they are over budget, late, missing function or a combination – in short: estimating fails frequently enough.
Agile Estimating - Better Project Management
Agile Estimating is a methodology for project managers to better plan their projects in advance and to keep their planning up-to-date and accurate throughout the development process. Violeng Mam, head of the project managers team at Web Essentials and Dominik Stankowski, CEO of Web Essentials presented Agile Estimating at the TYPO3 Conference T3CON11 in Germany.
Agile Estimating - Talk at T3CON11 in Frankfurt
The talk has been attended by a good number of participants and has triggered interesting discussions about the importance of solid project management. We believe that project management will become increasingly important in Web development projects as more and more websites are transitioning to Web applications and new technical complexities will have to be faced and overcome. New business requirements and better interoperability with other systems is going to put high demands on project teams.
Agile Estimating - How It Works
In Agile Estimating, estimates of tasks are done on a relative basis using an independent unit instead of hours or days. As the team progresses on its tasks, indicators such as the actual business situation, the constitution of the team, the learning progress of the team members and the feedback of the client are tracked. These indicators are fed back into an updated planning allowing for more accurate forecasts and giving a better basis for decision making.