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How I Actually Create A Bottom-Up Project Estimate

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Hey folks,

Wanted to share some of my thoughts on how I approach a detailed, bottom-up, hours-based estimate using the Estimate Template in our Templates library.

Like the other videos in this series, I talk a bit about my mindset when it comes to estimating and then I walk through how I’d use and modify the template.

In future videos I’ll dig into other estimation methods that I enjoy : )

The exact Google Sheets version of the template that I use in the video is linked below.

Watch time: 20 mins (but I won’t be offended if you watch it at 1.5x)



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Galen Low

Galen is a digital project manager with over 10 years of experience shaping and delivering human-centered digital transformation initiatives in government, healthcare, transit, and retail. He is a digital project management nerd, a cultivator of highly collaborative teams, and an impulsive sharer of knowledge. He's also the co-founder of The Digital Project Manager and host of The DPM Podcast.

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