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.

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. . Do Estimators Learn?

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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

Are you thinking of taking on a Scrum Master role? Do you know what the Scrum Master responsibilities are? To make sure you’re ready to carry out Scrum Master responsibilities, ensure that you have a good understanding of what’s involved. You may at first think it’s just leading the team in answering the three questions in your daily scrum meeting. But as you read on, you’ll see there’s more involved in Scrum Master responsibilities.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option. Or maybe you’re already a Project Manager, and you’re wondering if a Scrum Master job might be a good move. Here I’ll explain the difference between a Project Manager and a Scrum Master. Difference between a Project Manager and Scrum Master. Scrum Master vs Project Manager. Identify activities, dependencies, sequencing, and time estimates.

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Digital Project Manager: Is it a Good Career?

PM Basics

Some famous YouTubers or podcasters that you follow most probably have a digital project manager who manages the content creation and all the related logistics.). You may need to estimate the costs based on the average market rates of freelancers. Project Manager vs Scrum Master. People often ask me what is a digital project manager ? And they ask because this role assumes fully online and remote work.

Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

Today the majority of projects in IT industry use variants of the Agile method like Scrum, Kanban or Extreme programming to manage projects. More and more, the Agile project management method is associated with scrum, since scrum has become the de facto standard for the Agile method. Project Estimation. How do you come up with project estimation in Agile world? Project estimation is hard not only in Agile but traditional methods as well.

Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

High WIP levels and failure to recognize delivery capacity, identify scarce resources, and consider estimates led to intense pressure to deliver late in the project schedule. Zombie Scrum describes the impact on delivery teams. To prevent the Zombie Scrum or Delivery Trap phenomenon, our operational model keeps planning, execution, and tracking coordinated horizontally across dependent Delivery Teams and vertically through the Portfolio, Program, and Delivery levels.

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Extreme Programming (XP)

ActiveCollab

It’s similair to Scrum , only XP is a lot more prescriptive and opinionated. Unlike Scrum, which is primarily concerned with team organization, XP is primarily concerned with code: its simplicity, how it’s written and deployed, how developers work, etc. The easiest way to understand XP is to think of it as Scrum with an added layer of coding best practices. XP takes agile principles, gives you some processes like Scrum, and tells you exactly how to approach coding.

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Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? Estimation of Long?Term 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. Risk Matrix: An Approach for Identifying, Assessing, and Ranking Program Risks , Paul Garvey and Zachary Lansdowne , Air Force Journal of Logistics , Volume XXII, Number 1.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? Estimation of Long?Term 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. Risk Matrix: An Approach for Identifying, Assessing, and Ranking Program Risks , Paul Garvey and Zachary Lansdowne , Air Force Journal of Logistics , Volume XXII, Number 1.

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