What is effort?

  • (noun): Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.
    Example: "Made an effort to cover all the reading material"
    Synonyms: attempt, endeavor, endeavour, try
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on effort, efforts:

Software Development Effort Estimation
... Software development efforts estimation is the process of predicting the most realistic use of effort required to develop or maintain software based on ... Effort estimates may be used as input to project plans, iteration plans, budgets, investment analyses, pricing processes and bidding rounds ...
Chola Navy - History - Imperial Navy With Blue-water Capabilities
... There were serious effort in the period of the Pallava king Simavishnu to control the piracy in South East Asia and to establish a Tamil friendly regime in the Malay peninsula ... However, this effort was accomplished only three centuries later by the new Naval power of the Cholas ... These effort were continued and the benefits were reaped by his successor, Rajendra Chola I ...
Software Development Effort Estimation - State-of-practice
... that expert estimation is the dominant strategy when estimating software development effort ... Typically, effort estimates are over-optimistic and there is a strong over-confidence in their accuracy ... The mean effort overrun seems to be about 30% and not decreasing over time ...
Shalom Freedman - Quotations
... The Jewish return to Israel was an effort to reassume responsibility in history, an effort to re-create the Jewish people as free in deciding its own destiny ... known in real life who seem so great as to make even the most devoted literary effort at their immortalization small and inadequate ...
Effort Justification
... Effort justification is an idea and paradigm in social psychology stemming from Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance ... Effort justification is people's tendency to attribute a greater value (greater than the objective value) to an outcome they had to put effort into acquiring or achieving ...

More definitions of "effort":

  • (noun): A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
    Example: "Contributed to the war effort"
    Synonyms: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement
  • (noun): A notable achievement.
    Example: "The book was her finest effort"
    Synonyms: deed, feat, exploit

Famous quotes containing the word effort:

    Clearly, some time ago makers and consumers of American junk food passed jointly through some kind of sensibility barrier in the endless quest for new taste sensations. Now they are a little like those desperate junkies who have tried every known drug and are finally reduced to mainlining toilet bowl cleanser in an effort to get still higher.
    Bill Bryson (b. 1951)

    Quickness comes from long sustained effort after rightness, and comes unsought. It never comes from effort after quickness.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    We have suffered much, we have worked much, we have made much effort to redeem, in the eyes of God, what was unconventional in our happiness by what was holy in our love.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)