Estimation is a nightmare, at least for some of us. I’ve worked in a software development shop for over ten years of my career and estimation is still a thorn, something I have yet to see working well. I’ve talked to Joel Spolsky, the Joel behind ‘Joel on Software’ who is an expert on the software development life cycle. He makes estimation sound simple. His advice applies to any project, not just software development. [ Read and comment on the interview… ]