John, a project manager, for Code Crashers Inc. has been assigned a project where he must lead a group of inexperienced programmers in developing a software package that creates Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for a chemical company. This is very similar to a project that his colleague, Peter, worked on in 2006, with some junior programmers. If John needs to come up with a rough order of magnitude estimate, what tool or technique should he use?
A. Parametric Estimating B. Bottom Up Estimating C. Three-point estimate D. Analogous Estimating
In a textile manufacturing project, a team divided the whole project work into 35 work packages and assigned a few work packages to the design department for review. After the review, the manager of the design department requested the team to further divide the work packages into more manageable work components for estimating and scheduling the resources. In this scenario, which of the following techniques should the team use to complete the manager’s request?
A. Decomposition B. The parametric estimating C. The precedence diagramming method D. The bottom-up estimating