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. 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. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . 2011). 2011). “A

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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.

A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

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The secret to scrum is simplicity, even in the face of complexity. And although scrum is simple at heart, it can be difficult to master. Scrum requires self-organizing teams that can quickly solve problems in unpredictable environments. In order to provide transparency and regular communication in the midst of such environments, scrum ceremonies are held. Scrum ceremonies are meetings that are unique to scrum teams. The Four Scrum Ceremonies.

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My Journey as a Scrum Master

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The first part contains my personal journey in becoming a Scrum Master, the second part includes recommendations for new Scrum Masters. Part 1 — Becoming a Scrum Master. Nine years ago I changed my title from Project Manager into Scrum Master. Nowadays I frequently receive the question: “Hi Barry, I’m currently a Project Manager (or any other role) and I would like to become a Scrum Master as well, where do I start? How I started as a Scrum Master….

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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. Henry Montgomery (Editor), Universitetsforlaget; UK Edition, November 28, 2011. 3421, Second Edition, December 2011. Agile Risk Management and Scrum , Alan Moran, Institute for Agile Risk Management, 2014. Risk Happens: Managing Risk and Avoiding Failure in Business Projects , Mike Clayton, Marshall Cavendish, 2011. NoEstimates Estimating Risk

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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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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

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Scrum, Kanban, even eXtreme Programming are used, guided by higher level directives like the National Defense Authorization Act Section 804 which says. Agile Development of Safety-Critical Software , Matti Vuori, Tampre University of Technology, 2011. When managing any project as Risk Managers as Tim Lister suggested, we need to make estimates in the presence of these uncertainties as well. NoEstimates Agile Estimating Risk

The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

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Mike Cohn is a well-recognized author and expert on agile and Scrum project management topics, and the owner of a large and engaged Twitter account with over 42,000 followers. Mr. Cohn is the founder of Layfayette, Colorado-based agile software company Mountain Goat Software that consults with major enterprise clients including Adobe, LinkedIn, Southwest Airlines, Google, Intuit and Oakley on their agile and Scrum practices. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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Top Solutions to Project Failure – Epicflow Research Part 2

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Victorine Ghobeira , a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager at Dataquest, says that “preventing a lack of resource starts when defining and estimating activities and leads to creating a realistic schedule. Which will lead to setup of a detailed grid of the resources available and needed throughout the project and use it as a great tool against which you can estimate, compare and prevent lack of resources with the situation at hand.”.

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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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Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

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Scrum has proven to be an effective product delivery framework for all sorts of products. However, Scrum is equally well suited to build the wrong product efficiently as its Achilles heel has always been the product discovery part. Scrum’s Achilles Heel: Product Discovery.

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Little's Law - Use, Misuse, and Sometimes Simply Wrong Ideas

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Then we have to Estimate what these measures need to be so the third variable of Little's Law can be Calculated. It has been suggested that with Little's Law No Estimates (#NoEstimates) can be applied. So estimates are needed to produce numbers for this demand, rather than measuring the demand. Estimating Average Production INtervals Using Inventory Measurements: Little's Law for Partially Observable Processes," Ardavan Nozari and Ward Whitt, Operations Research , Vol.

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

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See how approaches like the Scrum Framework and Liberating Structures can prevent some of these biases by bringing in diverse voices and by validating your assumptions against reality. Ross & Nisbett (2011) offer an extensive overview of research in this area. . 2011).

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

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Well, I can’t tell you, but if I broke it into smaller pieces, I could start to estimate things. 2011, when we had that earthquake in Maryland. It has to be something, for example, we would say, okay, well, we have to have scrums.

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53 Best Project Management Software Solutions for Your Team

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Proofhub is an all-in-one project planning software that was launched in 2011. . Clarizen helps provide cross-department insights so you can determine risk, scope, size, and estimates of company-wide projects.

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

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Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. earned an average of 16% more (approximately $14,500 ) than their non-credentialed peers in 2011. [6]. Estimated Project-Oriented Job Openings 2010-2020: . Inadequate cost estimates – 29%. Inaccurate task time estimate – 27%. Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic?

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