Lunch & Learn: Strategies for Estimating Time and Effort


Barn Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn: Strategies for Estimating Time and Effort – Creating a Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Have you ever wanted to get going on a project, but not known where to start? Have you ever felt like there wasn’t enough information to provide an estimate? Have you ever thought something would take a week and it took multiple months instead? Maybe your team is going way over the original estimates and you don’t know what to do or how much time is left? OR maybe you are curious about what a Work Breakdown Structure is, and want to geek out on the difference between time and effort! All are welcome to this lunch and learn addressing some of the most common pain points with time and effort estimation!

We will discuss planning fallacy and optimism bias and strategies to improve the accuracy of your estimates. We will create a work breakdown schedule together and discuss different ways to group and organize tasks to make it easier to estimate. We will play estimation poker and discuss points and t-shirt sizing and much more!

Join Molly Yanus, CEO and Project Manager from Echo Consulting, for this jam-packed, interactive Lunch & Learn @ VCET on Tuesday, January 28th at Noon.

Molly Yanus founded Echo Consulting because small and mid-size businesses deserve top-tier, experienced project management to breakdown the barriers to scaling their companies. Molly has helped more than 40 clients successfully complete 80+ software development and implementation projects in the last 8 years. Her focus is people first and vendor/partner agnostic: from helping implementing and integrating new platforms like e-commerce websites, ERPs, CRMs, CMS’s and many other tools and platforms, upgrading existing tools/platforms, or looking for support streamlining their existing processes to provide better visibility and change management. Molly lives in Jericho, VT with her husband, son, daughter and loves to travel and play board games.

If you are not a VCET member and would like to come please email to RSVP and to coordinate door entry!