A statistical approach to explaining bad deadlines in engineering projects

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Whether you are a junior, senior, project manager, or a top-level manager with 20 years of experience, software project time estimation never becomes easy. No one no matter how experienced or genius they are can claim to know for sure the exact time a software project would take.

This problem is especially prevalent in software engineering, but other engineering disciplines are also known to suffer from the same downfall. So while this article focuses on software engineering, it also applies to other disciplines, to an extent.

Overview

Let’s first have a birds-eye view of the problem, the consequences, and the potential root causes. I will be covering most of these during this series. …

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Hesham Meneisi

I write to introspect, analyze problems, and find potential solutions. My approach to problem-solving has a highly analytical, no-nonsense style.

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