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Software Project Estimation

Intelligent Forecasting, Project Control, and Client Relationship Management


  • Understand what is the difference between estimation and forecast

  • Learn how to forecast and apply project control effectively

  • Gain insights for improving human relationships by allowing transparency into the project's journey


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dimitre Dimitrov
    Pages 1-2
  3. Dimitre Dimitrov
    Pages 3-11
  4. Dimitre Dimitrov
    Pages 13-20
  5. Dimitre Dimitrov
    Pages 21-30
  6. Dimitre Dimitrov
    Pages 31-57
  7. Dimitre Dimitrov
    Pages 59-76
  8. Dimitre Dimitrov
    Pages 77-94
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 95-118

About this book


In Software Project Estimation, author Dimitre Dimitrov extrapolates upon the most crucial steps in accurately and meaningfully forecasting the timeline and specs of promised deliverables to clients. A client’s positive experience with project delivery and implementation is a software organization’s calling card in the industry. The lifespan of a software project—from ideation to final installation—introduces dozens of potential pitfalls for a company’s track record, earnings, and overall team morale. However, these “pitfalls” are also opportunities to showcase strengths and to improve an organization’s product quality, and it all starts with project estimation.

Reliable forecasting continues to present a challenge to even the most veteran teams and software development organizations. Dimitrov sets out to ease these common difficulties with invaluable methodology improvements and helpful visuals from his years of industry experience. Project managers—through harnessing the power of hard data and statistics—have a new world of impactful forecasting at their fingertips. This approach brings security, predictability, and motivation within the team, while simultaneously greatly benefiting client trust and relationships.

Software Project Estimation clarifies the common misunderstandings that materialize between making a promise, making a plan, and building a forecast backed by data. Learn how to create an intelligent software project forecast and use it to make timely decisions, apply measured project control, and confidently steer your ship toward your goals with Software Project Estimation.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.TorontoCanada

About the authors

Dimitre Dimitrov is a software industry professional with 20 years of experience in Project Management, Information Systems development, and Agile team coaching and facilitation. Dimitre has helped companies in a wide range of industries. Dimitre explores the forces and relationships that shape the lives of modern software development teams and their clients.

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