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    DescriptionOften referred to as the "black art" because of its complexity and uncertainty, software estimation is not as difficult or puzzling as people think. In fact, generating accurate estimates is straightforward-once you understand the art of creating them. In his highly anticipated book, acclaimed author Steve McConnell unravels the mystery to successful software estimation-distilling academic information and real-world experience into a practical guide for working software professionals. Instead of arcane treatises and rigid modeling techniques, this guide highlights a proven set of procedures, understandable formulas, and heuristics that individuals and development teams can apply to their projects to help achieve estimation proficiency. Discover how to: * Estimate schedule and cost-or estimate the functionality that can be delivered within a given time frame * Avoid common software estimation mistakes * Learn estimation techniques for you, your team, and your organization * Estimate specific project activities-including development, management, and defect correction * Apply estimation approaches to any type of project-small or large, agile or traditional * Navigate the shark-infested political waters that surround project estimates When many corporate software projects are failing, McConnell shows you what works for successful software estimation.


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    Title
    Software Estimation
    Subtitle
    Demystifying the Black Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven C. McConnell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 588 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780735605350
    ISBN 10: 0735605351
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
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    DC21: 005.1
    DC22: 005.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    Ingram Subject Code: XL
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    Libri: I-XL
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    DC22: 005.1068
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    LC classification: QA76.76.D47 M3937 2006
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    Publisher
    Microsoft Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Microsoft Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    22 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Redmond
    Author Information
    Steve McConnell is recognized as one of the premier authors and voices in the development community. He is Chief Software Engineer of Construx Software and was the lead developer of Construx Estimate and of SPC Estimate Professional, winner of Software Development magazine's Productivity Award. He is the author of several books, including Code Complete and Rapid Development, both honored with Software Development magazine's Jolt Award.
    Table of contents
    Critical estimation concepts Fundamental estimation techniques Specific estimation challenges