software development effort estimation

Effort Estimation in Software Development Projects

Effort estimation is one of the initial steps in software development projects. Despite its complexity, when performed right, effort estimation creates a basis for all subsequent stages related to project planning and management. What exactly is effort estimation? Why do it at all? There are three main factors when planning and estimating a software development project:...
agile project estimation and techniques

Agile Project Estimation and Techniques

Project estimation is crucial to successfully plan and manage a project and deliver a desirable product. Inaccurate estimates may lead to a jumbled schedule, leave the developing team dissatisfied, and drive costumers away. Project estimation in software developments usually happens on two levels:  1. A high-level estimation The available information is rather general and limited in the...