pertestimate

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    pertestimate

    Give more accurate estimates using the PERT technique

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    The PERT technique of task estimation is a trivariate estimate taking into account the best and worst possible scenarios to give a weighted average. It is also possible to calculate the standard deviation, which represents the level of confidence in the estimate.

    Install

    npm install --save pertestimate

    Usage

    pertestimate(guesstimates [, callback(results)]);

    The first argument is an object with your best 'guesstimates'.

    {
        best: 3,   // [Number]: The best possible outcome you can imagine, given nothing goes wrong.
        guess: 10,  // [Number]: Your initial estimate, given based on your experience.
        worst: 20   // [Number]: The worst possible outcome, given everything goes wrong.
    }
    

    The second argument is an optional callback function which receives an object containing the calculated estimate and standard deviation.

    Examples

    const pertestimate = require('pertestimate');
    
    const guesstimates = {
        best: 3,
        guess: 10,
        worst: 20
    }
    
    pertestimate(guesstimates);
    // --> {estimate: 10.5, deviation: -2.8333333333333335}
    
    pertestimate(guesstimates, res => `Around ${res.estimate}, with a standard deviation of ${res.deviation}. So, most likely somewhere between ${Math.ceil(res.estimate + res.deviation)} and ${Math.ceil(res.estimate - res.deviation)}.`);
    // --> "Around 10.5, with a standard deviation of -2.8333333333333335. So, most likely somewhere between 8 and 14."
    

    Install

    npm i pertestimate

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    Version

    0.1.0

    License

    MIT

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