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Introduction to the Personal Software Process by Watts S. Humphrey - Carnegie Mellon University

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6 Product Size

Thus far we have considered large units of work like programs or book chapters. To make product plans, however, you need to use more precise measures. This chapter describes how to measure and estimate product size. For the chapter assignment, you will measure the sizes of the jobs you have done for the prior assignments with this textbook and calculate your productivity rates for that work.

6.1 The Product Planning Process

Product planning is not an exact process. While you should make the best plans you can, also recognize that these plans will likely be inaccurate. Planning is a skill that can be developed and improved. You do this by making plans for each job you do. Then, for each finished job, compare the plan with what ...

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