In chapter 6 of Terry Cooke-Davies' book Aspects of Complexity Dale Shermon promotes parametric estimating as the means of being able to estimate a certain type of complex project (Cooke-Davies 2011, p.76-79). However, the examples he uses are all related to engineering type projects.
Is the methodology of parametric estimating appropriate to projects in the non-engineering domain, such as welfare projects? Is so then how is that the case? If not then why is that the case?
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