If you have a mine, the cost of obtaining a kilo of gold, aluminum, cooper or whatever, they all measure the cost of obtaining a kilo of the target element. With the machine learning projects, the situation is similar, and the definition of cost of data exploitation is something that should be defined from early … Read more
I love these type of pictures, for my memories and for sometimes use them in real situations.
Companies are moving from Lotus Notes to Office 365, and one of costs that are not taken into account when business case is done is the use of the network in the new situation (TO-BE). This information is key for the TCO calculation. I had the opportunity to discuss informally with three different of my … Read more
There’s a time every year when all people perform their foresee for coming year. When this time arrives, IT leads and business people start to ask for estimations they are going to use for incoming years. This happens and the summer this will not happen, it will mean my customer does not want to work … Read more
Looking for the % of COLA in India during the last few years, I found this curious survey. I want to remind it, and the behaviour of the cost of living around the world during these 2 hard years. The COLA in India has not being so high during this year due to the change … Read more
I’m doing an estimating training and working on an estimation tool for a local client. This is keeping me concentrating on this knowledge area. I’m happy about it. The tool I’m doing needs to balance best practices and simplicity. I can include a lot of features that helps to do better estimations but the key … Read more
Play with numbers was something I always liked, so estimation is an activity that awakened my interest. The rules to play are the best practices and common sense. 1.- A solid plan for developing the estimate, you need to have an strategy about what you are going to estimate and what you need to deliver, … Read more
One of the recommendations well described in the previous commented paper: “…If the worker beleives an activity’s duration is reasonable even if it’s optimistic and the person remains properly motivated, they will change their behaviour to achieve the strech target and consequently change the outcome…” About the role of the schedule in a project: “The … Read more