In one of my recent discussions on IIBA group in LinkedIn, related to whether BA’s should be involved in estimation, a point came up about when does an estimate become a commitment for an organization. Thanks David Owens for participating in that discussion and raising a question that inspired this post!

I have observed all extremes in committing to estimates, specially in the world of outsourced software development. Estimate commitments range from a ballpark to an estimate being given only after preparing detailed System Requirements Specification (SRS) and screen designs.

Ballpark is dangerous…. I don’t think […]