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Estimating Software Costs by Capers Jones

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Chapter 10Compensation and Work-Pattern Adjustments

Estimating software development projects and the related topic of estimating software maintenance and enhancement projects are the real heart of commercial software estimating tools. Hundreds of factors can influence the outcomes of software projects for better or for worse. Modern software estimating tools are designed to deal with three classes of adjustment factors:

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