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
Which of the following is not an example of parametric estimating?
A. Activity duration estimated based on the number of drawings multiplied by the number of labor hours per drawing. B. Activity duration estimated based on the number of labor hours per meter for cable installation. C. Activity duration estimated based on the square footage in construction. D. Activity duration estimated based on the actual duration of a similar, previous project.
D. Activity duration estimated based on the actual duration of a similar, previous project.