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Discussion on: How to provide estimates as a Junior Developer?

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Gary Bell

Pro tip: guess, double it, add some more. Then be prepared to be waaaay off still.

If it's a sales person wanting the estimate, triple it. They are going to take some off anyway and put you under pressure

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skaytech Author

Hahahaha.. thanks for sharing 😃

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hidden_dude

Doubling it has worked really well for our teams. We've been able to meet schedules that way.

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Gary Bell

It's because people either over estimate their ability, or underestimate the work required. Usually both.

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hidden_dude • Edited

yes it also equals out over many people

but always better to be pessimistic

It's also because even if you know exactly what to do.. you do it in the estimated time, but then the customer asks for 3-4 changes afterwards.. so that doubles the time as well. Also bugs.