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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp. Performance Evaluation of non?Markovian

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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. So when you hear we can't estimate you'll know better.

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Thinking By Sprinting: What Cognitive Science Tells Us About Why Scrum Works

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Why our brain is not built for software engineering. Knowledge work’ refers to tasks that take place mostly in our minds, like predicting scope, setting up plannings, considering consequences of changes to complex systems, working out test cases and estimating complexity. This will affect all estimates and predictions.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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What happens if you shift focus from "accurate estimation" to "reliably shipping by a date"? . If your project has no uncertainty, there is no need to estimate. All estimates have precision and accuracy. Deciding how much precision and accuracy is needed for a credible estimate is critical to the success of that decision.

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Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

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So here are some books, handbooks, and guides that sit on my shelf that are used pretty much all the time on the Software Intensive System of Systems we work on. But when some statement is made about risk, estimating, performance modeling, or the like - always ask for references. I'm not expecting anyone to read all these books.

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Incremental Commitment Spiral Model

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"Iterative and Incremental Development: A Brief History," Craig Larman and Victor Basili, IEEE Computer , June 2003. Managing the Development of Large-Scale Software: Concepts and Techniques," Winston Royce, Proceedings, Wescon, August 1970. Why Guessing is not Estimating and Estimating is not Guessing.

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Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to assess risks, their impacts, and handling strategies for software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. 105, 2003. “A Estimation of Long?Term