Software Project Estimation

Intelligent Forecasting, Project Control, and Client Relationship Management

Authors: Dimitrov, Dimitre

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  • Understand what is the difference between estimation and forecast
  • Learn how to forecast and apply project control effectively
  • Gain insights for improving human relationships by allowing transparency into the project's journey
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In Software Project Estimation, author Dimitre Dimitrov extrapolates upon the most crucial steps in accurately and meaningfully forecasting the timeline and specs of promised deliverables to clients. A client’s positive experience with project delivery and implementation is a software organization’s calling card in the industry. The lifespan of a software project—from ideation to final installation—introduces dozens of potential pitfalls for a company’s track record, earnings, and overall team morale. However, these “pitfalls” are also opportunities to showcase strengths and to improve an organization’s product quality, and it all starts with project estimation.

Reliable forecasting continues to present a challenge to even the most veteran teams and software development organizations. Dimitrov sets out to ease these common difficulties with invaluable methodology improvements and helpful visuals from his years of industry experience. Project managers—through harnessing the power of hard data and statistics—have a new world of impactful forecasting at their fingertips. This approach brings security, predictability, and motivation within the team, while simultaneously greatly benefiting client trust and relationships.

Software Project Estimation clarifies the common misunderstandings that materialize between making a promise, making a plan, and building a forecast backed by data. Learn how to create an intelligent software project forecast and use it to make timely decisions, apply measured project control, and confidently steer your ship toward your goals with Software Project Estimation.


What You Will Learn

  • Concepts related to software estimation, forecasting, and project control
  • Ways in which you can positively affect the relationships among team members working on a software delivery project
  • How to apply this forecasting model, within both agile and waterfall teams who have adopted sound engineering practices


Who This Book is For
This book is directly relevant to the roles of scrum masters and project managers, and provides practical tools for intelligent project control. The book is also valuable for business people who want insight into the type of problems that delivery teams face, and for programmers and other delivery team members who want to gain an understanding of the project manager’s day-to-day challenges.

About the authors

Dimitre Dimitrov is a software industry professional with 20 years of experience in Project Management, Information Systems development, and Agile team coaching and facilitation. Dimitre has helped companies in a wide range of industries. Dimitre explores the forces and relationships that shape the lives of modern software development teams and their clients.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Assertions

    Pages 1-2

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  • The People in a Software Project

    Pages 3-11

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  • The Role of Simplification

    Pages 13-20

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  • Statistics and Probabilities

    Pages 21-30

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  • Forecasting Mechanics

    Pages 31-57

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Buy this book

eBook £19.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5025-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £24.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5024-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Project Estimation
Book Subtitle
Intelligent Forecasting, Project Control, and Client Relationship Management
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Dimitre Dimitrov
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5025-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5025-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5024-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 118
Number of Illustrations
48 b/w illustrations
Topics