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Estimate projects automatically in App Studio (8.5)

For greater accuracy and efficiency when planning development work, you can now estimate your projects in an intuitive and automated way in App Studio. After you provide information about your planned application, such as the implementation methodology, the number and complexity of features that you want to implement, and how many scrum teams are involved, the project estimator automatically calculates the predicted project duration. To prepare a more accurate estimation, you can also specify more details about your organization, for example whether you plan to use an existing development environment, or to deploy your application on Pega Cloud. The project estimator returns the result in weeks and hours, so that you can conveniently plan the work. You can prepare estimations for a selected release of your application or consider all the planned releases to get a holistic view of your project development. The following figure presents how quickly you can calculate a project estimation: 

Estimating a project in App Studio
Estimating a project in App Studio
Estimating a project in App Studio

After you estimate your work, you can share the calculations outside Pega Platform™ by exporting the results to an Excel file. For example, you can discuss the estimations with your stakeholders to bring more transparency and accuracy to the project planning. 

Planning Microjourneys™ is part of the Pega Express methodology - a way of delivering applications in a no-code, goal-oriented way. To experience an intuitive, no-code, and user-friendly journey, ensure that your application in App Studio supports the Pega Express methodology.

For more information, see Estimating application developmentApplication update scenarios for the Pega Express methodology.

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