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Software Estimation Steve McConnell

Software Estimation By Steve McConnell

Software Estimation by Steve McConnell

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Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell

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.

About Steve McConnell

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

I. Critical Estimation Concepts 1. What Is an "Estimate"? 2. How Good an Estimator Are You? 3. Value of Accurate Estimates 4. Where Does Estimation Error Come From? 5. Estimate Influences II. Fundamental Estimation Techniques 6. Introduction to Estimation Techniques 7. Count, Compute, Judge 8. Calibration and Historical Data 9. Individual Expert Judgment 10. Decomposition and Recomposition 11. Estimation by Analogy 12. Proxy-Based Estimates 13. Expert Judgment in Groups 14. Software Estimation Tools 15. Use of Multiple Approaches 17. Standardized Estimation Procedures III. Specific Estimation Challenges 18. Special Issues in Estimating Size 19. Special Issues in Estimating Effort 20. Special Issues in Estimating Schedule 21. Estimating Planning Parameters 22. Estimate Presentation Styles 23. Politics, Negotiation, and Problem Solving

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Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell
Used - Very Good
Microsoft Press,U.S.
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