Estimation accuracy on IT Projects


This whitepaper continues on from the paper presented by Martin Vaughan at PMOZ Conference Canberra 2009 – Improving Estimating and Cost Management on IT Projects. It draws on some of the key academic studies from around the globe and considers what factors contribute to improving estimation accuracy and the relationship to estimation techniques. It explores:

  • What techniques lead to greater accuracy?
  • What makes a difference to estimation accuracy?

By Chris Dwyer

Chris Dwyer is a Senior Consultant and Director of Core Consulting Group. He is an active member of both AIPM and PMI PMO Special Interest Groups and has provided guidance to a range of organisations around PMO implementation and optimization.

Achieving Estimation Acuracy on IT Projects

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