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Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 22. Estimate Presentation Styles

The way you communicate an estimate suggests how accurate the estimate is. If your presentation style implies an unfounded accuracy, you lay the groundwork for a difficult discussion about the estimate itself. This chapter presents several options for presenting estimates.

Communicating Estimate Assumptions

An essential practice in presenting an estimate is to document the assumptions embodied in the estimate. Assumptions fall into several familiar categories:

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