Project Estimation

Authored by: Richard E. Fairley

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ESE-120045542

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Abstract

This entry describes the considerations that must be taken into account when preparing an estimate for a software project. Topics covered include fundamental principles of estimation; estimation techniques categorized as pragmatic, theory-based, and regression-based; Monte Carlo estimation; an estimation procedure; and a template for documenting an estimate.

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