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Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 2. How Good an Estimator Are You?

The process is called estimation, not exactimation.

Phillip Armour

Now that you know what a good estimate is, how good an estimator are you? The following section will help you find out.

A Simple Estimation Quiz

Table 2-1, appearing on the following page, contains a quiz designed to test your estimation skills. Please read and observe the following directions carefully:

Table 2-1. How Good an Estimator Are You?

[Low Estimate – High Estimate]

Description

Source: Inspired by a similar quiz in Programming Pearls, Second Edition (Bentley 2000).

This quiz is from Software Estimation by Steve McConnell (Microsoft Press, 2006) and is © 2006 Steve McConnell. All Rights Reserved. Permission to copy this quiz is granted ...

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