Alternative Estimation Methods for CMS Projects
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The software engineering community has spawned many different methods to estimate levels of effort for implementing projects. You could debate the validity or accuracy yielded by these projection methods, but the fact remains that they're widely employed. However, in our experience, established methods generally don't fare well for packaged software implementation efforts in general -- content management projects in particular.
In this advisory, we examine the shortcomings of traditional approaches, and explore more useful alternatives.