Journal of International Information Management


Estimating resource requirements on any project is challenging and this is certainly the case for Information Systems (IS) projects. The impact of resource estimation of I/S projects has far reaching consequences, for the individual, the team, and the organization as a whole. In spite of its critical importance, estimating project resource requirements is still somewhat arbitrary and ad hoc in many organizations. Thjs paper presents a case study about a large insurance company and its efforts to develop aid implement a successful estimation model for IS projects. The impact of this methodology on productivity and cost savings is also outlined. Planed improvements to the current methodology are discussed.