If you want to build a house – say a nice little 5 bedroom detached family home on a plot of land that you’ve bought – how long do you think it would take for someone to estimate the build cost of that house?

Not how long it would take to build the actual house – like how much professional effort has to go into giving you a pound sterling value that you can take to market?

You know what, I asked ChatGPT the answer to this, and it said £500,000 and I have ZERO IDEA whether that’s correct or not.

Now imagine you’re a non-technology founder and you want to build an MVP. Now, I’m an expert in software project estimation with nearly 30-years experience in the field – how long do you think it would take me to interview you on what you wanted to build and present you with a reliable price for that development effort?

There’s two ways I can go here – I could say, “leave your answer in the comments”. Or I could just tell you.

I’m going to just tell you. Three days. It would take me three days work JUST to work out how much it would cost you to build your MVP.

But, you’d be certain how much it would cost at the end of that process.