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Software Project Estimation: Intelligent Forecasting, Project Control, and Client Relationship Management by Dimitre Dimitrov

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© Dimitre Dimitrov 2020
Dimitre DimitrovSoftware Project Estimationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5025-9_6

5. Adjustments

Dimitre Dimitrov1 
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Toronto, ON, Canada
 

In software projects, like in most situations involving human relationships, it is worth the effort to provide meaningful information to people so that they gain situational awareness and make intelligent choices. Complete awareness is of course neither possible nor needed, but a small effort can go a long way toward significant improvements and avoiding major contentions. Schedule uncertainty of 30–50% or more is likely to create unneeded pressure and turmoil on any project. Many people operate at these levels of uncertainty routinely and for long periods. On the other hand, verbally ...

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