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

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CRITERIA FOR SELECTING A SOFTWARE ESTIMATION TOOL

Software estimation includes the following four elements:

  1. Software size

  2. Software cost

  3. Software effort

  4. Software delivery schedule

A plethora of tools are available in the market, and it is often difficult to arrive at an educated decision on which tool to purchase. Each vendor claims that its tool is better than the others, the most scientific, and suitable for any type of software project and for any organization. This chapter attempts to help the professional make an educated choice when selecting a software estimation tool.

UNITS OF MEASURE FOR SOFTWARE SIZE

Throughout this book, I have ...

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