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. 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. 3, July 2011.

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. 2011).

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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Establishing the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) , AACE Workshop, Denver, Colorado, April 16, 2011. Establishing the Performance Measurement Baseline , AACE Workshop , April 16, 2011. Earned Value + Agile = Success , National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Conference, 4-6 April 2011, Baltimore, MD. How to Develop Credible Cost & Schedule Estimate. How Should We Estimate Agile Software Development Projects and What Data Do We Need ?,

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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PMI EVM Community of Practice, EVM World , May 16-18 2011. Establishing the Performance Measurement Baseline - The PMB is the time-phased schedule for all the work to be performed, the budgeted cost for this work, and the organizational elements that produce the deliverables for this work, AACE Workshop , April 16, 2011. The starting point is understanding what processes make up the discipline of estimating.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

These 18 project management professionals, in particular, have established themselves as thought leaders and influencers. Bridges also is a highly influential YouTube personality who has created hundreds of videos on project management and leadership which have earned well over 10 million views since 2011. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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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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How good are you at starting off your project?

Ron Rosenhead

It is called “Initiating successful projects” and was first published in December 2011. We are therefore re-focusing our studies earlier in the project lifecycle to better assess the quality of, and to influence successful, project initiation. Scope is not clear and while initial capital costs are identified (often with over optimistic estimates) post project running costs are frequently ignored.

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Top Solutions to Project Failure – Epicflow Research Part 2

Epicflow Blog

Ghaith Al-Werikat , a KTP Associate at Galliford Try and an academic at Loughborough University, also talks about the involvement of stakeholders and their influence on project success: “In order to come out with solutions, stakeholders need to understand the root causes of failure and not stop at the symptoms to provide proactive measures to manage projects.”. We all dream of reaching maximum success with our teams and projects, even though project failure is common.

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Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? 5, September/October 2011. 1, 2011. A Simulation-Based Risk Network Model for Decision Support in Project Risk Management,” Chao Fang and Franck Marle, in Decision Support Systems , Elsevier, 2011. A Simulation-Based Risk Network Model for Decision Support in Project Risk Management,” Chao Fang and Franck Marle, Decision Support Systems , Elsevier, 2011. “A Estimation of Long?Term 5, September/October 2011. “A

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? 5, September/October 2011. 1, 2011. A Simulation-Based Risk Network Model for Decision Support in Project Risk Management,” Chao Fang and Franck Marle, in Decision Support Systems , Elsevier, 2011. A Simulation-Based Risk Network Model for Decision Support in Project Risk Management,” Chao Fang and Franck Marle, Decision Support Systems , Elsevier, 2011. “A Estimation of Long?Term 5, September/October 2011. “A

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

Scrum.org

Ross & Nisbett (2011) offer an extensive overview of research in this area. . For example, the bias mostly disappears when people are made aware of how situational factors influence the behavior (e.g. 2011).

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 1: Overview of SIPOC and Systems

MPUG

Well, I can’t tell you, but if I broke it into smaller pieces, I could start to estimate things. Optimizes the use of organizational resources, helps to balance the influence of constraints on the project. 2011, when we had that earthquake in Maryland.

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