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From "Chappell, Simon P" <Simon.Chapp...@landsend.com>
Subject RE: [OT] Estimating a Struts-based project
Date Tue, 25 Mar 2003 15:40:54 GMT

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Mattox [mailto:michael.mattox@verideon.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 9:03 AM
>To: Struts Users Mailing List
>Subject: RE: [OT] Estimating a Struts-based project
>
>
>> All our estimates have to be in hours.
>
>Hours are too fine grained.

Agreed. But even when I give them estimates in days and weeks, they ask for them to be resubmitted
in hours.

>> There is screaming and wailing and gnashing of teeth if the 
>> estimate is "too
>> big".
>> We are not a software house, so the business gets to set schedules.
>> We are a HIGHLY seasonal business, this forces many 
>scheduling decisions.
>> etc. etc.
>
>This sounds like a perfect scenario for eXtreme Programming.  

Actually, the first Struts project we did here, we used elements of XP. It went well and was
declared a huge success by the CEO at the company employee meeting! :-)

>Michael

Simon

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