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Practical Software Project Estimation: A Toolkit for Estimating Software Development Effort & Durationby Peter Hill
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Proven techniques from the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group
Practical Software Project Estimation is a complete toolkit for accurately estimating the size, cost, and duration of software development projects. This book is based on software project data collected by the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) which contains an updated repository of more than 5,000 completed projects from around the world. The book provides clear explanations of different estimation techniques and shows you how to use them. Estimation equations and project delivery rate tables are provided for use in estimating projects, along with insights and best practices based on completed projects sitting in the ISBSG software project repository.
Practical Software Project Estimation:
Authoritative, in-depth coverage:
Overview of Software Estimation; Project Estimation: Background, Concepts and Approaches; Factors that Influence Productivity; Estimates: How Accurate Are They; How Big is My Project. Software Size Estimation; Are All Requirements Included in My Estimate; Estimating Using Equations; Estimating Using Comparisons; Estimating Using Analogy; Estimating Using Work Breakdown; How Do I Estimate a Project Comprising Varying Components; Using Project History Databases; Project Estimation Using the ISBSG Database; Estimating Web-Based Projects; Creating a Software Project Estimation Framework. Using the ISBSG Repository; Functional Size Measurement; Tutorial on Functional Size Measurement; A Function Point Case Study
Book News Annotation:
Designed as a practical guide to estimation techniques for software developers and project managers, this volume details methods for accurately predicting the time and money necessary and the the likelihood of successful completion, of complex software projects. Many of the techniques described in this volume revolve around the use of the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group's (ISBSG) software project history data, a collection of information about the development of over 5,000 completed software projects. Several methods of project size evaluation are discussed as well as differences in evaluating projects created in the agile development methodology. Hill is the CEO of the ISBSG. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Product verifiable, defensible, and achievable software estimates
Based on data collected by the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG), Practical Software Project Estimation explains how to accurately forecast the size, cost, and schedule of software projects. Get expert advice on generating accurate estimates, minimizing risks, and planning and managing projects. Valuable appendixes provide estimation equations, delivery rate tables, and the ISBSG Repository demographics. Verify project objectives and requirements Determine, validate, and refine software functional size Produce indicative estimates using regression equations Predict effect and duration through comparison and analogy Build estimation frameworks Perform benchmarks using the ISBSG Repository Compare IFPUG, COSMIC, and FiSMA sizing methods
Peter Hill is the chief executive officer and a director of the ISBSG. He has been in the information services industry for more than 40 years and has compiled and edited five books for the ISBSG.
About the Author
The ISBSG is a not-for-profit organization that established and now grows, maintains, and exploits three repositories of IT history data to help improve the management of IT globally.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Overview of Software Estimation; Chapter 2. Project Estimation: Background, Concepts and Approaches; Chapter 3. Factprs that Influence Productivity; Chapter 4. Estimates: How Accurate Are They; Chapter 5. How Big is My Project. Software Size Estimation; Chapter 6. Are All Requirements Included in My Estimate; Chapter 7. Estimating Using Equations; Chapter 8. Estimating Using Comparisons; Chapter 9. Estimating Using Analogy; Chapter 10. Estimating Using Work Breakdown; Chapter 11. How Do I Estimate a Project Comprising Varying Components; Chapter 12. Using Project History Databases; Chapter 13. Project Estimation Using the ISBSG Database; Chapter 14. Estimating Web-Based Projects; Chapter 15. Creating a Software Project Estimation Framework. Using the ISBSG Repository; Chapter 16. Functional Size Measurement; Chapter 17. Tutorial on Functional Size Measurement; Chapter 18. A Function Point Case Study
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