Adopt a systematic approach to employing estimation techniques, as it enables identification of priorities, effective stakeholder communication, and proper resource tracking. This tool will help you:
- Perform an initial assessment prior to optimization.
- Document the people involved in maintaining an application.
- Document the costs involved in rolling out your maintenance estimation techniques.
Ensure that all improvements and assessments are documented to allow benchmarking and the development of future cost-estimation initiatives. Multiple business and IT stakeholders must be communicated to regarding changes and expected impacts.