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Developing Applications with Java™ and UML by Paul R. Reed

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Countless times I have heard presenters and consultants alike dodge the issue of estimating person-hours and completion dates for project deliverables. Unfortunately, estimating project deliverable timelines isn't an easy proposition. Most of us, including me, typically use our own personal rule-of-thumb approaches to come up with estimates. The more software development one does, the more accurate this approach is. But regardless of the level of skill, a better approach is necessary to account for personal biases, as well as for projects that don't have a staff with a wealth of experience.

Rational Software acquired Ivar Jacobson's Objectory AB in 1995. Along with that purchase came the excellent research conducted by Gustav ...

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