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Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (Best Practices)

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Often referred to as the “black art” because of its complexity and uncertainty, software estimation is not as difficult or puzzling as people think. In fact, generating accurate estimates is straightforward—once you understand the art of creating them. In his highly anticipated book, acclaimed author Steve McConnell unravels the mystery to successful software estimation—distilling academic information and real-world experience into a practical guide for working software professionals. Instead of arcane treatises and rigid modeling techniques, this guide highlights a proven set of procedures, understandable formulas, and heuristics that individuals and development teams can apply to their projects to help achieve estimation proficiency.
Discover how to:
  • Estimate schedule and cost—or estimate the functionality that can be delivered within a given time frame
  • Avoid common software estimation mistakes
  • Learn estimation techniques for you, your team, and your organization * Estimate specific project activities—including development, management, and defect correction
  • Apply estimation approaches to any type of project—small or large, agile or traditional
  • Navigate the shark-infested political waters that surround project estimates

When many corporate software projects are failing, McConnell shows you what works for successful software estimation.

Synopsis:

A practical guide for software developers and development teams, this book--written by an award-winning author--features effective and understandable formulas, procedures, and heuristics to help organizations improve their project cost estimates.

About the Author

Steve McConnell is recognized as one of the premier authors and voices in the development community. He is Chief Software Engineer of Construx Software and was the lead developer of Construx Estimate and of SPC Estimate Professional, winner of Software Development magazine's Productivity Award. He is the author of several books, including Code Complete and Rapid Development, both honored with Software Development magazine's Jolt Award.

Table of Contents

WelcomeAcknowledgmentsEquationsFiguresPart 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 CheckAppendix B: Answers to Quiz, ""Appendix C: Software Estimation TipsBibliographyAppendix : Steve McConnell

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735605350
Author:
Mcconnell, Steve
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
McConnell, Steve
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Development
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Computer software -- Development -- Estimates.
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Developer Best Practices
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.7 x 7.3 x 1 in 612 gr

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