Appendix A: Tidbits
A tasty soup of loosely related concepts, heuristics, and practical details is mixed up in this appendix with the intent to provide the important nutrients for anyone who applies intelligent forecasting in practice. There will be situations that require coming up with innovative applications of the methods described in this book. Having the required nutrition will aid in developing the intuition and skill for practical application.
Software Development Laws
Throughout this book I’ve referred to Brooks’ Law and Gall’s Law. I’ve gathered them, and others, here and expanded on how they related to project estimation and forecasting.
1 I’ve also added few other important software development principles for quick reference, as they ...