Effort and duration are the two main factors that are sought from software estimation exercises. Customers for software want to know how long it will take to develop the software and how much it will cost. Cost can be derived once the effort is known.
This Special Analysis Report concentrates on project duration. The report provides useful information that can be used to obtain an approximate duration for a software project based on the known software size or effort; or to provide a “reality check” of an existing estimate of duration.