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:
Provides solutions for mitigating a wide variety of software project failures and pitfalls and delivering accurate estimates
Contains data based on more than 5,000 completed international software projects
Includes estimating exercises for real-world practice
Enables accurate estimation of costs and durations of large and small software projects
Explains different estimating techniques and how to best apply them
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
Chapter 1. Project Estimation: Background, Concepts, and Approaches; Chapter 2. Factors That Influence Productivity; Chapter 3. Software Estimates: How Accurate Are They; Chapter 4. Sizing Software and Size-Approximation Accuracy; Chapter 5. Some Practical Software Size Approximation Techniques; Chapter 6. The Problem of Missing Functionality; Chapter 7. Estimating Using Equations; Chapter 8. Estimating Using Comparisons; Chapter 9. Estimating Using Analogy; Chapter 10. Estimating Using Work Breakdown Structure; 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 for Agile Software Development; Chapter 15. A Guide to Estimating Project Cost Using ISBSG Data; Chapter 16. Creating a Software Project Estimation Framework Using the ISBSG Repository; Chapter 17. Functional Size Measurement Methods in Use Today; Chapter 18. A Brief Tutorial on Functional Size Measurement (FSM); Chapter 19. An IFPUG Function Point Case Study; Chapter 20. The COSMIC Functional Size Measurement Method; Chapter 21. A COSMIC Function Point Case Study; Chapter 22. A FiSMA Function Point Case Study; Appendix A. What Is in the ISBSG Repository; Appendix B. Project Delivery Rates by Category; Appendix C. Estimation Equations; Appendix D. Project Sample Demographics Used in Chapter 3; Appendix E. The Benefits of Submitting Projects to the ISBSG Repository; Appendix F. ISBSG Member Organizations; Glossary; References; Index
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