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Distributed Agile, DH2A: The Proven Agile Software Development Approach and Toolkit for Geographically Dispersed Teams by Upadrista Venkatesh

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CHAPTER 5

The Estimation Segment

In the Appraisal Segment, we discussed the benefits projects can gain from the DH2A Methodology. We also discussed the strategy for how different characteristics of people and projects are assessed to ensure projects are compliant with the DH2A guidelines. In this chapter, we will be discussing the Estimation Segment, which describes a methodology for defining fixed costs in conjunction with the scope and time of a DH2A project.

Software projects are typically controlled by the three major variables of scope, time, and resources. Unpredicted changes to any one of these variables often result in a huge impact on a project, which finally translates into cost deviations. Hence, a well-defined estimating model ...

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