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Guarding against inflated time estimates

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It is often suggested that time estimates for I.T. project work elements should be generated primarily by those involved in carrying out the work (e.g. analysts and programmers).

If this advice is heeded, how would the Project Manager guard against the natural tendency to inflate completion times?

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Project managers can guard against the tendency to inflate completion times by getting to know more about the tasks to be done and surveying from previous results how long the tasks or work elements are finished. It is important for project managers to be knowledgeable at least to a ...

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