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“A must-have for all project managers and software estimation professionals – Great value for money”*
This new, hardback edition published in October 2010 (McGraw-Hill) is designed to help you with the every day challenge of estimating software projects. Whether you are looking for a quick indicative estimate for a feasibility report, a detailed estimate for a quotation or capital expenditure request, or a way to standardise and formalise your quoting, this book will prove to be invaluable.
Based on data collected by the 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, minimising risks, and planning and managing projects. Valuable appendices provide estimation equations, delivery rate tables, and the ISBSG Repository demographics. The ISBSG Repository now contains data from more than 5,400 completed projects from around the world.
- 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
This book has been developed for those professionals who face the day to day challenge of coming up with accurate estimates for effort and duration of software projects. Readers are not expected to be knowledgeable of, or proficient in use of functional size measurement. For those who are interested, there are chapters that provide simple explanations and examples of how to measure project size using functional size measures.
As well as the professionals who produce estimates, other system developers, project managers, students and lecturers should find a wealth of useful information in the book.
As reviewed on Amazon.com, October 13, 2010.