Software Estimating Resources

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This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. COSMIC Software Estimation Approach,” Alain Abran, ICEAA Workshop, Portland Oregon, June 6?9, Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

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Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. When I left for the airport this morning to catch my flight to a customer site I estimated, given the conditions, how much time I need to get to my favorite parking spot at DIA. The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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Project Governance. Agile Software Development for Government Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) , Boulder Agile Meetup, 27 July 2016. How to Develop Credible Cost & Schedule Estimate. Basis of Estimate Process. Governance. Program Governance Roadmap.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Governance (#Governance). Six Business System Rule - defines the assessment of the integrated business systems for Federal procurement and their integrity in providing information to the Government contracting office. . Agile Universe , 2002. Governance.

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Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

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The primary purpose of software estimation is not to predict a project’s outcome; it is to determine whether a project’s targets are realistic enough to allow the project to be controlled to meet them ? 10 Deadly Sins of Software Estimation , Steve McConnell , Construx, 2002. "A

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Why Identifying as a Project Business is Critical For Success

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Project Businesses need to govern their business activities in the same way traditional industries have. Prior to founding ADEACA, Daniel was a principal architect of Axapta at Damgaard Data, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2002 for $1.6B

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Black Swans

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One of the books used by a vocal No Estimates advocate is Black Swans by Nassim Taleb. The concepts of Taleb and its application to project management is shared by some in the project management community (and now in the No Estimates community).

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Black Swans

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One of the books used by a vocal No Estimates advocate is Black Swans by Nassim Taleb. The concepts of Taleb and its application to project management is shared by some in the project management community (and now in the No Estimates community). The No Estimates advocates have a similar set of behaviors.). Loch and Arnoud De Meyer, Management Science, INFORMS, Volume 48, Number 8, August 2002 pp.

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When projects go wrong and it's the worst possible moment

Susanne Madsen

Just consider the most important techniques we use as project managers: we define scope, analyse requirements, plan and estimate work, add contingency, manage risks, track changes and check the quality. When the bridge was reopened in 2002 it had cost an additional £5million ponds.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

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When I first learned about Agile methods in 2002, the principles seemed to offer an ideal solution to many organizational issues common at the time. How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019?

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Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? 3, March 2002. 11 November 2002. 10, 2002. Estimation of Long?Term Conrow, Cutter IT Journal , February 2002. “A 240, 2002. 852, 2002. 15 March 2002. 1, 2002. Pich, INSEAD, January 2002. “A

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Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

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The New Leaders – 2002 with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee (US|UK). Relies on governance, hierarchies and controls. Other leadership roles include: Setting up a governance structure. Articles you might like include: What is Project Governance? Governance.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? 3, March 2002. 11 November 2002. 10, 2002. Estimation of Long?Term Conrow, Cutter IT Journal , February 2002. “A 240, 2002. 852, 2002. 15 March 2002. 1, 2002. Pich, INSEAD, January 2002. “A

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What’s Worse Than Not Automating Your Software Delivery Pipeline?

Leading Agile

They asked a software developer what it would take, and he estimated something like 20,000 pounds over several months. The same rule of thumb applies to other governance reviews, as well. Sounds good. What are “all the things,” by the way?