Hmm, the title sounds like a spam email, doesn’t it?
We’re wanting to get our sub-project estimates more accurate so we can plan better, and toward this end I’ve been wishing that someone (not me, I’m working on the next cycle! ;) would gather some statistics on how we’ve estimated in the past. Do I overestimate a task’s size about as often as I underestimate it? Or do I consistently underestimate? (The latter seems more likely…) For tasks I underestimate, do I tend to underestimate by a certain relatively fixed multiplier, or am I usually pretty close except in certain cases in which I’m way off? (Again, the latter seems more likely.) If the latter, I could then look for factors I didn’t account for that put the task significantly past the estimate.
Anyways, it turns out FogBugz does this type of analysis automatically. AND their mascot is a cool-looking Kiwi creature.
Do these two combined facts justify $199 per seat-or-under? Maybe 30 seats => $5697. Hmm. Sure seems like it could help.