[PODCAST] 286: Why We Are Bad at Estimating Time

Professional Organizer Cris Sgrott discusses the mistakes we make when estimating time and how to get ourselves to be more aware of time and how long things actually take to get done.

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2:00 The book that inspired this topic for Cris

3:35 Why people are optimistic about time but end up not estimating properly

4:25 Not accounting for the little tasks between tasks

7:55 John shares his story of lack of estimating time

9:01 All of the things that come up that you have no control over

11:00 Using historical data to estimate in the future

12:31 Asking a friend to help you estimate a project

13:40 Having a fudge ratio when estimating time

17:20 Accounting for low productivity

Cris's Website:  www.OrganizingManiacs.com