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Parametric Estimating: A Project Manager’s Guide with Examples

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What is parametric estimation? Parametric estimating is a top-down form of project estimation that works for time, resource and cost estimates. It uses parameters (characteristics) to create estimates based on what you already know, so in that respect it’s useful for a project manager because it’s reliable.

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Batch Production: Examples, Advantages and Disadvantages

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First, we’ll define batch production and list examples of industries that use it to manufacture their products. Learn more Batch Production Example Almost any consumer good can be manufactured using batch production. The following are some examples of batch production. Let’s take a closer look at the last one, batch production.

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Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Estimate and How to Calculate It (with example)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What is a ROM estimate used for? A rough order of magnitude estimate is used to give you a very high level view of potential project costs. Ideally, you’d be able to provide a definitive estimate, carefully created from loads of input from subject matter experts and plenty of research on past projects and their budgets.

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Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Then I’ll show you a worked example (from a fictional proposal but you will be able to see how to apply this to your project). In order to estimate costs well, you first need to estimate the amount of work you need to put into each activity you have planned. Not only that: you need to estimate who will do the work.

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Schedule of Values in Construction (Example & Template Included)

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Contractor profits are dependent on keeping to the budget, which is as accurate a forecast of project cost as they can estimate. For example, in terms of payment management, the schedule of values is used to request and receive payments for the work contractors complete. Let’s go into those in more detail.

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Industrial Construction: Examples of Industrial Projects

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For example, commercial construction can be classified into three subcategories of retail, office, multifamily and industrial construction. To further illustrate what industrial construction is, we’ll offer five examples and some of the challenges inherent in the construction sector. What Is Industrial Construction?

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How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Rebel’s Guide to PM

A statistical model for estimating isn’t normally something I’d put in the ‘make my job easy’ box, but I might just have found one that works. He’s taken the PERT (Project Evaluation and Review Technique) estimating approach to the next level by letting you add a dash of professional judgement in with the numbers. OK, I get it.

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