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Concepts and Consideration for Requirement-Based Estimates

Summary: [This abstract is based on the author's abstract.]Information technology industries are relying more on sophisticated parametric-based project estimating models to provide realistic estimates of cost and schedule. Many companies, however, continue to rely on task-based project estimates using individual experience and mental approximations. In today's complex IT environment, a more objective approach is needed. Approaches are outlined for creating auditable estimates base on identifying and documenting requirement-based assumptions. Estimates are supported by a logical and traceable project floor plan with documented specifications and blueprints.

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  • Topics: Metrics, Project Management, Software Quality
  • Keywords: Estimation,Function,Metrics,Cost modeling,Project management,Program development,Information technology,Software
  • Author: Dekkers, Carol A.
  • Journal: Software Quality Professional Magazine