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Dimitre DimitrovSoftware Project Estimationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5025-9_3

2. The Role of Simplification

Dimitre Dimitrov1 
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Toronto, ON, Canada
 

In this chapter we look at simplicity and explore why it is good to keep things simple. We will go over a few concepts that will allow us to view complex matter through simplified but correct models.

A model is a composition of ideas that help us understand a subject that the model represents. A correct model is one which introduces little or no skew to the particular aspect of interest, that is, there is a reliable mapping between what we understand through the model and what we would see if we were to look directly at the subject we are examining. A model can provide ...

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