Software Project Estimate Excel Template and Example

Free Software Project Estimate Template in Excel / Google Sheets  The template below has been successfully used in dozen of software development project. It calculates total project effort based on development estimates.  You can finetune the template to your project by adjusting corresponding percentages. Please follow the steps below to obtain full and realistic project estimate. Free Excel Software Project Estimate Template Free Google Sheets Software Project Estimate Template How to use this template Please follow the steps below to obtain full project estimate. Fill-in the cover.  It is important to list all the assumptions that make your estimate relevant. They may include the versions of frameworks, agreements with your client or contractors, disputable points in project scope definition, requirements etc. Place them onto Assumptions sheet. Create a WBS for your project. Noun-based WBS is preferable. List the work items in ESTIMATE sheet. Carefully read the contract, RFP or any


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This website is dedicated to software project estimation. My name is Oleksandr Katrusha. I have been working in software development since 2002 in various roles. Project estimation was one of my duties in several companies. I am happy to share the gained experience and knowledge. 

You may start with general thoughts about project estimation. Or go directly to the real-life and working project estimate template, tips and tricks, checklists or deeper dive into math behind. The proposed methodology and template have been successfully used in dozens of project.

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