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Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 16. Flow of Software Estimates on a Well-Estimated Project

On poorly estimated projects, estimation focuses on directly estimating cost, effort, and schedule, with little or no focus on estimating the size of the software that will be built. Projects are reestimated many times, but usually in response to schedule slippages late in the project.

In a well-estimated project, ...

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