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In addition to the WAG, SWAG, ROM, and other types of estimating approaches, one of the frequent methods rarely described in the literature is the BOGSAT estimate:
Bunch Of Guys Sitting Around a Table
I'm not sure if it's only within the realm of project management but this one is an eye-roll for me:
to ballpark, v.: to provide a very high level estimate (aka ROM).
As in: "Would you please ballpark this change request?"
And there's always the painful "I think I'm going to have to hit you with a PCR"...
The BOGSAT one outlined by Keith is the one that made me laugh.
I got ROOM - Rough Order of Magnitude
OOM - Order of Magnitude
VROOM - Very Rough Order of Magnitude
SAD - Solution Architecture Definition
TSR - Test Summary Report
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