Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art: Demystifying the Black Art
Often 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.
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When many corporate software projects are failing, McConnell shows you what works for successful software estimation.
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Review: Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black ArtUser Review - Steve - Goodreads
An excellent introduction to a process very few programmers know how to do correctly. Read full review
Review: Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black ArtUser Review - Scott - Goodreads
Software estimation is a difficult thing to get accurate unless a lot of work is done upfront to have a measure of how things typically go. This book provides the means to getting to that point and describes the cone of uncertainty as to how accurate in the lifecycle, estimation can be. Read full review