Deadly sins of software estimation

byNancyLebovitz4y22nd Dec 20152 comments

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This is so remarkably sensible I think it deserves its own article.

It's a pdf of the slides from a lecture, and should help with the planning fallacy.

A few highlights: Distinguish between targets and estimates. Don't make estimates before you know very much about the project. Estimates are probability statements. Best assumption is that a new tool or method will lead to productivity loss.