Uncertainty in ERP Effort Estimation: A Challenge or an Asset?

  • Maya Daneva
  • Seanna Wettflower
  • Sonia de Boer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5338)


Traditionally, software measurement literature considers the uncertainty of cost drivers in project estimation as a challenge and treats it as such. This paper develops the position that uncertainty can be seen as an asset. It draws on results of a case study in which we replicated an approach to balancing uncertainties of project context characteristics in requirements-based effort estimation for ERP implementations.


Requirement Engineering Portfolio Management Cost Driver Effort Estimation Consult Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maya Daneva
    • 1
  • Seanna Wettflower
    • 2
  • Sonia de Boer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.ProMetrixTorontoCanada

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