How to Make an Effort Estimation Sheet in Excel: 4 Easy Methods

Method 1 – Using Parametric Estimation

Steps:

  • Enter the following formula in cell G5.

=C5/(D5*E5*F5)

Using Parametric Estimation

Using Parametric Estimation


Method 2 – Applying Analogous Estimation

Steps:

  • Write the following formula in cell F5.

=E5/C5

2. Applying Analogous Estimation

  • Drag the Fill Handle tool from F5 to F12.

Applying Analogous Estimation

  • To calculate the duration, enter the following formula in cell G5.

=D5*F5

Applying Analogous Estimation

  • Lower the cursor to the C12 cell to use the AutoFill tool.

effort estimation excel sheet


Method 3 – Utilizing Three-Point Estimation

Steps:

  • Write the following formula in cell F5.

=(C5+D5+E5)/3

Utilizing Three-Point Estimation

  • Drag the Fill Handle tool to get the other values.

Utilizing Three-Point Estimation effort estimation excel sheet


Method 4 – Incorporating PERT BETA Distribution

Steps:

  • Enter the following formula in cell F5.

=(C5+4*D5+E5)/6

 

Incorporating PERT BETA Distribution

  • To get the other value, drag the Fill Handle tool from F5 to F12.

Incorporating PERT BETA Distribution


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Mohammad Shah Miran

Mohammad Shah Miran has a professional background spanning over a year at Softeko. Initially starting as an Excel and VBA writer, he authored more than 50 articles for the ExcelDemy project. Currently, Miran is engaged in the LinuxSimply project as a Linux content developer, completed over 40 articles. His analytical approach extends across various domains, including Excel, VBA, Bash scripting, Linux, data analysis, and Python programming. In his leisure time, Miran enjoys watching movies and series or listening... Read Full Bio

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