Video: Estimation Protips

Video from my Estimation Protips talk to the Atlanta PHP User Group in September. Slides and links here.

Software Estimation Pro Tips from Atlanta PHP User Group on Vimeo.

You’re an expert developer, peacefully composing code into a profoundly elegant masterpiece, when suddenly your boss rushes in with the Next Big Idea that will Revolutionize The Way People Use The Internet. He’s on his way to pitch to a VC, and stops by to describe the Idea in excited terms. After a 30 second elevator pitch, he pops the question: “So, Ricky, how long do you think it will take to build this thing-a-ma-bob?”

What do you say?

In this September 5, 2013 presentation, Jonathon Hill (@compwright) presents ten Pro Tips that will cover your back, save your job, and keep your boss’s shirt. Jonathon is the Director of Development at Brandmovers (, and a steering committee member of the Atlanta PHP User Group.

Written on September 23, 2013