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Comments about Project management toolset - Estimating activity time

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  • Nothando Gumpo United Kingdom Good to be realistic when estimating time and consider each task separately
    2014-10-23 00:10:26

  • Shimmon Lezama Trinidad and Tobago I think this is critical because it is imperative that you don't underestimate the power of time.
    2014-10-21 15:10:37

  • Ralph Webster South Africa Each task has to be defined and the estimate of completion has to be made on the best available data to deliver a realistic time frame. Errors here can cause major changes in the project execution.
    2014-10-19 06:10:58

  • Sunday Sayepe Nigeria what are the risks involved in using historical data?
    2014-10-15 13:10:54

  • Owan Manyo Ayuk Walters Cameroon Nice to know. Thanks Alison
    2014-10-10 20:10:57

  • Priya Deshmukh Other Time estimation may differs from the actual which may cause differences in output.
    2014-10-10 11:10:44

  • George Ugim Nigeria sometimes time estimation base on experience may be misleading
    2014-10-08 21:10:11

  • Segedin Dragan United Arab Emirates How much historical data can be useful?
    2014-09-28 07:09:34

  • Asif Ghazi Pakistan we must cater for unforseen aswell.
    2014-09-27 15:09:47

  • Stephen Waiswa Uganda What really insights one while defining activity time
    2014-09-15 09:09:36

  • ANNETTE ROBINSON United States of America Wouldn't the historical data depend on your project and what's entailed?
    2014-09-08 21:09:01

  • Ige Omoluakhe Urowayino Greece what is historical data
    2014-08-24 19:08:39

    • George Fragos Greece old/past information about a company, used to help forecast the company's future; for example, historical price, price/earnings ratio, revenues and revenue growth, earnings and earnings growth.
      2014-08-30 15:08:01
  • Tesfaye Tessema Gintamo Ethiopia How can we estimate activity time in a normal conditions project management?
    2014-08-21 20:08:41

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Is done through planning and consultation with stakeholders and experts.
      2014-08-24 13:08:49
  • Lukong Terence Cameroon Does each task in a project warrant a team task leader as regard respecting the activity timing ?????
    2014-08-21 11:08:36

  • Saw Minyau Germany Is there any effect if the project not in timing schedule?
    2014-08-14 10:08:15

    • Frank Alessio United States of America very seldom do projects run perfectly smoothly, there are many factors involved, to many variables to consider, purpose of charts and diagrams, power points are great but there is something that is never considered by management, which I like to call the x-factor. You can have 10,000 peices of paper drawing up one conclusion...the project will end on this date. It all looks spetacular on paper..and all it takes is that one security guard who wasnt feeling well..not to show up to work with the keys or the pass card...or that assistant that who after repeatedly was told to make sure that delievery of materials was sent on that day and they didnt make that call..... or the freight elevator person just got up on the wrong side of the bed that morning......
      2014-09-06 09:09:35
    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Yes the management of the project would not achieve the objective since there are timing for activities.
      2014-08-24 13:08:39
    • Tesfaye Tessema Gintamo Ethiopia Yes,because the project by itself time,budget and resources bounded so that without timing schedule the project ,, will encore high investment cost
      2014-08-21 20:08:26
    • ARIHO SIMPLISIO Uganda yes because it lead to bureaucracy
      2014-08-20 09:08:01
    • aula Al Helfe Iraq sure it will destroy the project cos you have time to hand over the project so any delay will make you loss money and your name
      2014-08-15 21:08:00
    • Asela Lauzon Philippines Yes, it greatly affects the project budget particularly if the client is budget conscious.
      2014-08-15 18:08:17
  • Je Rouse United Kingdom if the project hasnt been done before can you estimate the timings, based on something similar?
    2014-08-07 15:08:47

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Yes.
      2014-08-24 13:08:22
    • aula Al Helfe Iraq ya you can do that but you should make some free time for any delay cos you never did it before ..
      2014-08-15 21:08:17
  • WAYNE MUNSON United Kingdom Would you still go on historical data if using a new contractor whom you have never dealt with before.
    2014-08-03 09:08:53

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Yes and also you can do close monitoring.
      2014-08-24 13:08:36
  • Samuel Kofi Odoi Ghana Yes when estimating a project, one must be realistic because duration of activity time varies and cost of materials might inflate. The manager would perhaps indicate historical, yet must be very realistic.
    2014-07-26 05:07:10

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Of course.
      2014-08-24 13:08:08
  • Janvier Nyandamu Rwanda What are the factors to take into account while estimating activity time?
    2014-07-22 17:07:41

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Project environment, stakeholders, project staff skills, resources, government policies,political stability, weather conditions and donor policies.
      2014-08-24 13:08:24
    • Tesfaye Tessema Gintamo Ethiopia 1. project location and accessibility 2. human and material resources availability 3.financial resources 4. weather conditions in the project area
      2014-08-21 20:08:57
  • Vikram Vasant Rotkar United Kingdom Does time influence the risk?
    2014-07-21 15:07:42

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Yes it time is too much there is a risk of slacking behind timing.
      2014-08-24 13:08:23
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