ISSUE: Estimation procedures versus acceptable timeframes unclear

Bound, Jim Jim.Bound at
Mon Jun 16 11:14:57 CEST 2003

I really like this wording change.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand [mailto:harald at] 
> Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 4:45 AM
> To: problem-statement at
> Subject: ISSUE: Estimation procedures versus acceptable 
> timeframes unclear
> In -issue- section 2.2, this bullet occurs:
>    o  Better estimation procedures need to be used to 
> determine what the
>       expected delivery timescale for Working Group outputs should be.
>       These estimates must be compared with the acceptable market and
>       customer time frames for the work to be ready, and the scope of
>       the work adjusted if timely delivery appears impossible.  This
>       process must be repeated from time to time during the project.
> ISSUE: This bullet point is framed in terms of solution space.
>  o The acceptable timeframes for finishing a piece of work, and the 
> criteria used to determine them, are rarely if ever 
> explicitly documented. 
> Also, the estimates of the time required to complete the work 
> is often very 
> far from the result. The combination of these sources of error makes 
> adjusting the work to fit the timeframe requirements a very difficult 
> exercise.

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