SharePoint Projects Easily Spiral Out of Control

June 27, 2012

As any SharePoint developer knows, a project can easily get out of control.  Original estimates are often overrun and decimated as glitches and problems occur.  The ShareMuch blog tackles this issue in its piece, “Did You Think About: Why Do We Go Over the Estimates on SharePoint Projects?

The author begins:

Just as everyone you and I are going over the estimates on many SharePoint projects; it doesn’t matter how much experience you have. With more experience you might be able to mitigate the outcomes of going over estimates, but avoiding going over the estimates, in a first place, is not so trivial.  I’m sure you already thought about the whole “going over the estimates” problem and even have few answers why it happened; most of those answers are probably related to stakeholders on a project and other events.

He goes on to explain that instead of focusing on specific solutions, the focus should be on the reasons why this happens and better prevention.

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Emily Rae Aldridge, June 27, 2012

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