Estimate Maintenance Costs: Don't be a failed project statistic

This webinar occured on July 24, 2014

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Spotlight Research:

Estimate Maintenance Costs More Effectively


Don't let poor estimation make you another failed project statistic. Hear directly from the lead author, Altaz Valani, as he shares his team's key insights and recommended action plan for this project.

Some of the key takeaways we discussed:

  • Use both expert and parametric estimation processes to reduce your risk of dated or inaccurate application maintenance estimations (AMEs) which often lead to quality degradation and failure to meet business requirements.
  • Benchmarking your estimation costs against an industry standard should not be the end goal. Your objective in estimation is to reduce the variance between estimates and actual measurements.
  • Don’t underestimate the political element when obtaining approval. Addressing the needs of the most influential members will make it easier to signoff the project.

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Altaz Valani
Senior Director
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