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SOFTWARE ESTIMATION BEST PRACTICES, TOOLS, & TECHNIQUES by Murali Chemuturi

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SOFTWARE SIZE ESTIMATION

In a contract with the client, the size of the software that is to be developed needs to be specified as “number of units of software.” When the software is delivered to the client, this size specification confirms that the agreed-upon amount of software was in fact developed and delivered for the agreed-upon price. This may sound simple—if not obvious, but in reality, this practice is not easy to execute.

MEASURING THE SIZE OF WHAT, EXACTLY?

This is the first question that needs to be answered before proceeding with a discussion about measuring the size of the software that is to be developed. The answer seems obvious: ...

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