Predicting the… by Johanna Rothman [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]
Predicting the Unpredictable
Predicting the Unpredictable
Predicting the Unpredictable

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Completed on 2015-07-20

About the Book

If you have trouble estimating cost or schedule for your projects, you are not alone. The question is this: who wants the estimate and why?

You might be able to use different words for your estimate. You might be able to report your estimate in a way that helps your managers realize the uncertainty of the estimate. Maybe you just need the team who’s doing the work to estimate.

Learn practical and pragmatic ways to estimate schedule or cost for your projects. Learn why most estimates are wrong, and how you can create some sanity about your estimates. Learn ways to present your estimates so people will accept them. And, when your estimate is wrong, learn what you can do.

About the Author

Johanna Rothman
Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems and resolve risks and manage their product development.

Johanna has been managing projects and programs since the Neanderthal era. She is the current technical editor. She is the author of these books:

In addition, she is a contributor to:

Johanna writes the Pragmatic Manager, a monthly email newsletter. She writes two blogs on her site,, as well as a blog on She is a columnist about management for and is a columnist about agile project management for

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by Practical Ink

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