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project time estimate

Postby george baker » Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 pm

Hi
When making project estimates, divide by two, then increase to the next higher unit.

For example:
If you're told it'll take 5 minutes to fix, it'll actually take 2.5 hours.
If you're told it's a 4 day job, it'll take 2 weeks.
That two week overhaul? That'll be one month.
That one month redesign? Actually half a year.
That two year development project? One decade.

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Re: project time estimate

Postby BoxerCup » Thu May 18, 2017 8:38 pm

Aye, sounds about right an thats in the UK, don't even ask in Spain or Greece :shock: ](*,) :lol:
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Re: project time estimate

Postby george baker » Thu May 18, 2017 9:36 pm

hi
in Spain i am told add 1 then increase to the next higher unit.

so:
If you're told it'll take 5 minutes to fix, it'll actually take 6 hours.
If you're told it's a 4 day job, it'll take 5 weeks.
That two week overhaul? That'll be 3 month.
That one month redesign? Actually 2 years

oh, sorry, you said not to ask

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Re: project time estimate

Postby P-K » Fri May 19, 2017 12:07 am

Nice one George :grin: :cheers: :grin:
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Re: project time estimate

Postby BoxerCup » Fri May 19, 2017 6:20 am

I think my Sisters ex father-in-law was Spanish/Greek, I don't actually think he finished any job he started on his own or my Sisters house, ever :roll: ](*,) great story teller though :lol: :cool:
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Re: project time estimate

Postby Aladin1 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:19 am

I think my Sisters ex father-in-law was Spanish/Greek, I don't actually think he finished any job he started on his own or my Sisters house, ever :roll: ](*,) great story teller though :lol: :cool:
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Re: project time estimate

Postby george baker » Fri May 19, 2017 9:51 am

Hi
in Greece "etsi eenay ee zoe ", sort of manjana without the urgency

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Re: project time estimate

Postby jfcoleman » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:25 pm

A Spaniard was touring in the Scottish highlands when his car broke down. When it was finally recovered to a local garage, and after much sucking of teeth, the mechanic finally said it would require a new part and so couldn't be fixed for a few days. The tourist protested, saying he needed to get back home sooner. Eventually the mechanic said it could be done, but still required two days, at which point the exasperated driver muttered, "Manjana, manjana!" The mechanic asked what that meant and, when he was told, replied: "Och, laddie, there's no word in the Gaelic to express such indecent haste!"
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Re: project time estimate

Postby P-K » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:47 pm

Another point on Project estimates.

On computing (software) projects, a common comment is :-

You can have it,
1) On time
2) Under budget
3) Free of bugs
4) Complete to specification
Pick any three.

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Re: project time estimate

Postby King Herald » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:54 am

...... The mechanic asked what that meant and, when he was told, replied: "Och, laddie, there's no word in the Gaelic to express such indecent haste!"

Where I lived in the Philippines they have a saying 'bahala na". I used to tell my fellow expats it means much the same as manjana, but without the sense of urgency. :grin:
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Re: project time estimate

Postby jfcoleman » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:40 pm

Another point on Project estimates.

On computing (software) projects, a common comment is :-

You can have it,
1) On time
2) Under budget
3) Free of bugs
4) Complete to specification
Pick any three.

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Re: project time estimate

Postby Bill Smithson » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:11 pm

How very topical and true as far as I'm concerned.

I had a quote in March for a £5.5k garden overhaul to take 4 full days.

Projected start date was 1st July. Later changed to 1st August. Actually started 9th August for half a day. Resumed 1 week later. Back for a full day today and another estimated finish date for 29th August.
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Re: project time estimate

Postby Jon S » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:34 pm

Sounds like you worked for the same bunch of muppets as I did. :grin:
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