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re: The First Person to Say a Number Loses VIEW POST

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There's a lot of truth in this. I've also read about multiplying estimates by 3. If you are tempted to give someone an estimate of 1 week, multiply it by 3. The theory is that, that's the more realistic estimate. Nx3

 

I'm gonna apply this to salary negotiations.

"How much are you looking for in terms of salary?"

"$270,000 sounds about right."

 
 

That's handy. Someone once told me that you can multiply by pi to feel extra engineer-y :)

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