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Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 14. Software Estimation Tools

This book focuses on the art of estimation, but sometimes the best support for the art of estimation is the science of estimation—computationally intensive estimation methods that you can’t easily do by hand, even with a good calculator.

Things You Can Do with Tools That You Can’t Do Manually

Software estimation tools allow you to perform several kinds of estimation-related work that you can’t readily perform manually.

Simulating project outcomes. Software estimation tools can perform ...

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