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. The reason for this resource page is the lack of understanding of how to estimate, the urban myths about software estimating, and the fallacies that estimating is not needed, when developing software, in the presence of uncertainty, when spending other peoples money. Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A. 245, 2008.

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. 1, January 2008.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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Product & Process Development Kaizen , LPPDE, Denver, Colorado, April 21-23, 2008. Five Easy Pieces: The Essentials of Managing Programmatic Risk , 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium, Denver Colorado, April 2008. Programmatic Risk Management, Program Planning and Controls Workshop , Denver, Colorado, 6-14, October 2008. How to Develop Credible Cost & Schedule Estimate. Basis of Estimate Process.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Establishing the Performance Measurement Baseline - Here are the 4 core processes for developing the performance measurements baseline PMI 5th College of Scheduling Conference , 2008. Establishing the Performance Measurement Baseline (White Paper) - A white paper on establishing the performance measurement baseline PMI 5th College of Scheduling Conferenc e , 2008. The starting point is understanding what processes make up the discipline of estimating.

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Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

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When we hear about software development disasters and then hear that estimates are to blame, and NOT Estimating will somehow reduce or prevent these disasters, think again. Each of the categories operates in the presence of uncertainty and requires that estimates be made about the probability, conseqeunce of the resutling risk. risks that originate outside the program office or are not within the control or influence of the Program Manager or Program Executive Office.

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Why Johnny Can't Do The Math

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In a previous post, Why Johnny Can't Estimate , mentioned some resources for estimating, the principles of business and technical management that demand estimates be made to make decisions, and background on the sources of uncertainty, that create risk, that require estimating to increase the probability of project success. One of the #Noestimates advocates has now discovered a phrase: Estimates are non-ergodic. It is not the Estimates that are non-ergodic.

The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. However, while this book covers basics like estimating and planning projects, where it shines is in covering the soft skills of project management. Published date: 2008 (revised edition). Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

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A Seriously Challenged Project

The Tao of Project Management

Political influence and disputes between the contractors and consultants marred the project and the project came to a halt on several occasions. As early as 2005 the Scottish Parliament shelved the project when new cost estimates revealed an increase of 30% to the original £375m budget and although the project did get going again, those early cost increases were a warning sign of what was to come.

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5 Steps to Planning and Running Fast, Efficient Meetings (Including Agendas and Templates for 4 Common Meetings)

Planio

Step 4: Keep the meeting focused (and stop being a bad influence). While on average, 15% of your company’s time is spent in meetings —a number that has grown every single year since 2008. At least estimating the price puts you out of the mindset of just booking meetings “because it’s what you do” to really asking whether it’s necessary. Step 4: Keep the meeting focused (and stop being a bad influence). The humble meeting gets a bad rap.

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In-Depth: How Easily Biases Distort What We Believe (In The Workplace)

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Initially coined by cognitive psychologist Lee Ross (1977), it happens when people underestimate the influence of the situation on the behavior of others while overestimating the influence of their personal traits and beliefs (Berry, 2015). 2008).

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Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? 79, 2008. “`,” Stephen Ward and Chris Chapman , International Journal of Project Management , 21, pp. Estimation of Long?Term 3, 2008. Risk Analysis & Estimating Uncertainty … and what this has to do with the price of milk in McLean,” Phil Beenhouwer, The Society of Cost Estimating & Analysis (SCEA), May 17, 2006. ius, KSI Transactions on Knowledge Society, Volume 1, Number 3, 2008. 11 November 2008.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? 79, 2008. “`,” Stephen Ward and Chris Chapman , International Journal of Project Management , 21, pp. Estimation of Long?Term 3, 2008. Risk Analysis & Estimating Uncertainty … and what this has to do with the price of milk in McLean,” Phil Beenhouwer, The Society of Cost Estimating & Analysis (SCEA), May 17, 2006. ius, KSI Transactions on Knowledge Society, Volume 1, Number 3, 2008. 11 November 2008.

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The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

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Improve time estimates: You can use p reviously tracked time entries as the main indicator for your future projects. Through them, you’ll make better estimates for following tasks and set more accurate deadlines for similar projects. Here are the seven key factors that we took into account when reviewing the time tracking software in this guide: Core Features: The most important things that should influence your decision are the tool’s main features. Published: February 2018.

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