Analogous Estimating: Definition & Use


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Looking at past projects to get an estimate of your current project's cost and time frame is known as what?

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1. If you are using analogous estimating and you find a past project similar to your current project that took three weeks and $5000 to complete, roughly how much time and money should you budget for your current project?

2. Which type of estimating takes the relationships between variables into consideration?

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