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software estimation: demystifying the black art
Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art
bySteve McConnell
Microsoft Press 2006 (338 pages)
ISBN:0735605351

Providing a proven set of procedures and heuristics that software developers, technical leads, and project managers can apply to their projects, this guide will help organizations achieve basic estimation proficiency.

Table of Contents
Software Estimation—Demystifying the Black Art
Welcome
Part I - Critical Estimation Concepts
Chapter 1 - What Is an "Estimate"?
Chapter 2 - How Good an Estimator Are You?
Chapter 3 - Value of Accurate Estimates
Chapter 4 - Where Does Estimation Error Come From?
Chapter 5 - Estimate Influences
Part II - Fundamental Estimation Techniques
Chapter 6 - Introduction to Estimation Techniques
Chapter 7 - Count, Compute, Judge
Chapter 8 - Calibration and Historical Data
Chapter 9 - Individual Expert Judgment
Chapter 10 - Decomposition and Recomposition
Chapter 11 - Estimation by Analogy
Chapter 12 - Proxy-Based Estimates
Chapter 13 - Expert Judgment in Groups
Chapter 14 - Software Estimation Tools
Chapter 15 - Use of Multiple Approaches
Chapter 16 - Flow of Software Estimates on a Well-Estimated Project
Chapter 17 - Standardized Estimation Procedures
Part III - Specific Estimation Challenges
Chapter 18 - Special Issues in Estimating Size
Chapter 19 - Special Issues in Estimating Effort
Chapter 20 - Special Issues in Estimating Schedule
Chapter 21 - Estimating Planning Parameters
Chapter 22 - Estimate Presentation Styles
Chapter 23 - Politics, Negotiation, and Problem Solving
Appendix A - Estimate Sanity Check
Appendix B - Answers to Chapter 2 Quiz, "How Good an Estimator Are You?"
Appendix C - Software Estimation Tips
Bibliography
Index
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Sidebars





Software Estimation. Demystifying the Black Art
Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (Best Practices (Microsoft))
ISBN: 0735605351
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 212
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