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Practical Software Estimation: Function Point Methods for Insourced and Outsourced Projects by M. A. Parthasarathy

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Chapter 3A Study of Function Point Analysis

Why Estimation?

To err is human. But it is also human nature to learn through errors.

To be able to deliver a software project on time and within budget would be a dream come true for most software professionals. From the time a project is conceived until the project is successfully delivered, the project team goes through a number of project lifecycle phases. As discussed in the previous chapter, the project could involve a number of complexities that need to be addressed during the entire lifecycle of the project. They include:

  • Understanding each and every activity that takes place in each of the lifecycle phases of the project. You also need to be aware of the sequence and dependency between these ...

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