Frequently Asked Questions

Setting Phase Start Dates


How do I set Phase Start dates?

Phase start dates, duration, and effort settings are used to configure the lifecycle model to your development methods and practices.  Select Estimate | Solution Assumptions from the main menu, then select the Phase Tuning tab.  The start date for the first phase included in the project is the project start date specified on the Solution Assumptions Basic Info tab or via Solution Wizards.

Subsequent phases can be set to begin at:

  • Ratio - a specific percentage of the prior phase’s duration (most common)
  • Fixed Overlap - a specified number of months into the prior phase
  • Specific Date - a specific date.

Select Tuning Factor History... to use phase tuning data from select completed projects loaded in your SLIM-Estimate workbook.


















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