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Software Project Effort Estimation

Foundations and Best Practice Guidelines for Success

  • Adam Trendowicz
  • Ross Jeffery

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adam Trendowicz, Ross Jeffery
      Pages 3-10
    3. Adam Trendowicz, Ross Jeffery
      Pages 11-45
    4. Adam Trendowicz, Ross Jeffery
      Pages 47-80
    5. Adam Trendowicz, Ross Jeffery
      Pages 81-124
    6. Adam Trendowicz, Ross Jeffery
      Pages 125-152
  3. Selecting an Appropriate Estimation Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Adam Trendowicz, Ross Jeffery
      Pages 155-208
    3. Adam Trendowicz, Ross Jeffery
      Pages 209-260
  4. Popular Effort Estimation Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Adam Trendowicz, Ross Jeffery
      Pages 263-275
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      Pages 277-293
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  5. Establishing Sustainable Effort Estimation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
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      Pages 401-432
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 433-470

About this book

Introduction

Software effort estimation is one of the oldest and most important problems in software project management, and thus today there are a large number of models, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses in general, and even more importantly, in relation to the environment and context in which it is to be applied.

Trendowicz and Jeffery present a comprehensive look at the principles of software effort estimation and support software practitioners in systematically selecting and applying the most suitable effort estimation approach. Their book not only presents what approach to take and how to apply and improve it, but also explains why certain approaches should be used in specific project situations. Moreover, it explains popular estimation methods, summarizes estimation best-practices, and provides guidelines for continuously improving estimation capability. Additionally, the book offers invaluable insights into project management in general, discussing issues including project trade-offs, risk assessment, and organizational learning.

Overall, the authors deliver an essential reference work for software practitioners responsible for software effort estimation and planning in their daily work and who want to improve their estimation skills. At the same time, for lecturers and students the book can serve as the basis of a course in software processes, software estimation, or project management.

Keywords

Bayesian Networks COCOMO Case-Based Reasoning CoBRA Project Management Software Cost Estimation Software Development Software Engineering Software Management Software Measurement Statistical Regression Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Adam Trendowicz
    • 1
  • Ross Jeffery
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software EngineeringKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.The University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03629-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03628-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03629-8
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