Stakeholders love them. Developers hate them. Whether they work in your favour or not, it’s common sense that estimates are vital to all projects
Traditional project management sees ‘scope’ as the boundaries of the project and labels changes in scope as something negative that would likely delay the schedule and blow the budget. In reality, changes during a project are inevitable, especially for software development.
Bullets, flow charts, and graphs are a project manager’s currency. But a well-written, well-planned and well-formulated Project Charter should do something even more compelling.