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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. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. .

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

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The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. When it is suggested that estimating is hard, of no value, and unnecessary, always ask what principle is used to support that claim? Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

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But when some statement is made about risk, estimating, performance modeling, or the like - always ask for references. Misconceptions of Risk , Terje Aven, John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Agile Risk Management and Scrum , Alan Moran, Institute for Agile Risk Management, 2014.

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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"? . This quote demonstrates a lack of understanding of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and the processes and events that create uncertainty. April, 2010.

Monte Carlo Simulation

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Estimation is part of project management. . The most important estimates for the project manager are related to time and cost. . Since it is easier to estimate small tasks, these estimates are often calculated and performed as point estimates, for example, a task will take 3 days.

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The Myth of Standish Reports - Update Number 2

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1, Jan-Feb 2010, pages 30-36. So it's time once more to move beyond the worn out red herrings and start to address how to Increase the Probability of Project Success with processes and tools beyond just applying Scrum to the development team.

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Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. 255, April 2010. 24, 2010. “A Estimation of Long?Term 1, 2010. 29 April 2010. 48, 2010.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. 255, April 2010. 24, 2010. “A Estimation of Long?Term 1, 2010. 29 April 2010. 48, 2010.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

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Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Poor purchasing processes: 23%. 18% use word processing documents. Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

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So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do. So individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

18 Best Monday.com Alternatives for Project Management in 2020 (Free and Paid)

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In 2010 daPulse, created by Wix.com , joined the vast array of project management tools on the market, and in 2017, daPulse went through a transformation to become Monday.com. Pros: Highly customizable, this tool can support Scrum, Lean, or Kanban project methods.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM

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A lot of times I like to have fun, certainly in doing estimating. There’s always a process. Remember if we talk about Scrum, we talk about chickens and pigs and the ability to, Hey look, you’ve got to listen on the sidelines, the team needs to come up with that and then they’ll engage you as they need to. Well, it’s important to have a good process. Do I have an external intake process that begins that a lot sooner?

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