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Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 20. Special Issues in Estimating Schedule

The need to meet customer deadlines, trade show deadlines, seasonal sales-cycle deadlines, regulatory deadlines, and other calendar-oriented deadlines seems to put much of the estimation pressure on the schedule. The schedule estimate seems to produce most of the heat in estimation discussions.

Ironically, once you move ...

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