Lorin Hochstein

Ramblings about software, research and other things

Estimating confidence intervals, part 4

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Here’s the latest installment in my continuing saga to estimate effort with 90% confidence intervals. Here’s the plot:

plot

In this case, my estimate of the expected time to completion was fairly close to the actual time. The upper end of the 90% confidence interval is extremely high, largely because there was some work that I considered optional to complete the feature that decided to put off to some future data.

Here’s the plot of the error:

plot2It takes a non-trivial amount of mental efforts to do these estimates each day. I may stop doing these soon.

 

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July 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm

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