Estimating Software Costs

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1998 - Computers - 724 pages
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Capers Jones, a pioneer and innovator in the field, probes the fundamental issues involved with the notoriously tough task of software cost estimation. Rather than provide simplistic manual formulas that lack the accuracy needed for contracts and serious business purposes, he explores in great detail the multifaceted variables that cause estimates to be higher or lower than average. The result for you: A clear, complete understanding of how to estimate software costs, schedules, and quality far more effectively than you may have thought possible.

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Contents

The Origins of Software Cost Estimation
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Six Forms of Software Cost Estimation
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Software Cost Estimating and Other Project
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