Updated: Dec 31, 2020
I never would have guessed how important estimating has been in my career.
If you overestimate you may not get the job.
If you underestimate you may lose your credibility.
If you don't estimate at all, you'll get nothing done.
July is the halfway point of the year. How has your estimating been so far? Was is over, under, non-existent? My tendency is over estimate the heck out of a 24 hour day, but forget about the 2 to 4 year segments. A guy named Bill, who has accomplished a lot in his life said it well:
"Most people overestimate what they can do in one year, and underestimate what they can do in ten years."
- Bill Gates