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Estimating Software-Intensive Systems: Projects, Products, and Processes by Richard D. Stutzke

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Chapter 2Planning a Warehouse Inventory System

Planning identifies all deliverable products and services, describes the products, and defines the process to make the products and deliver the services. This chapter describes a simple example that illustrates the types of items that a good estimating method should identify. I have used this example for more than 15 years in my estimating classes. Even though the example is of necessity short and the solution is incomplete, it shows how to get something written down. Putting something on paper helps the participants communicate with one another, and so obtain a better understanding of the overall job. The documentation also establishes a basis to elaborate, refine, and revise the estimate. (You ...

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