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Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 12. Proxy-Based Estimates

Most estimators can’t look at a feature description and accurately estimate, “That feature will require exactly 253 lines of code.” Similarly, it’s difficult to directly estimate how many test cases your project will need, how many defects to expect, how many classes you’ll end up with, and so on.

A family of estimation techniques ...

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