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Predict and control the effort, team size, schedule and cost of your software projects using proven methods
Every organisation needs to estimate the effort, staffing needs, duration and costs likely to be incurred by a software project. This workshop teaches participants how to derive such information. A number of practical techniques are used.
Throughout the course there are discussion sessions that lead towards the production of a schedule, which should end with an organisation having a sustainable software project estimating function.
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3 day workshop
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Project stakeholders, sponsors, project managers, team members, S/EPG and PAT members
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DELPHI Estimation Workshop
DELPHI provides teams with a methodical approach to estimating that ensures all available information & experience is taken into account
Early Estimating of Software Size
A systematic & repeatable way to estimate using the partial information available during the first days of a project
Estimating for Projects based on Use-Cases and the IBM/Rational Unified Process
Determine use-case size, effort, schedule and cost so your team can negotiate the cost/benefit landscape and agree development priorities with stakeholders
Estimating in Internet Time/Estimating for Web Developments
Extremely rapid development cycles necessitate just-in-time estimating to minimise risk and to assure incremental delivery runs smoothly
Estimating software size from the feasability stage through to early requirements gathering. Also approppriate for otuline designs.
Estimating Size from detailed requirements and detailed designs.
Estimating Cost, Duration, Effort, etc
Developing estimates of cost etc from measurements or estimates of size in combination with other constraints.
Measuring Requirements and Changes
Measuring the functional size of change requests and estimating their impact in terms of cost, duration, effort etc.
A group exercise conducted by a facilitator to produce a set of estimates.
All Sails Set - Towards the Shoals?
...neither sailboats nor software projects ever travel directly along the route planned. Both are subject to many forces that divert the progress actually made.
Time More Important Than Money?
New systems frequently have to be delivered in synch with business re-organisation, or the launch
The Importance of Accurate Estimating
... Few people realise that the most accurate estimate will also lead to the lowest cost development ... of a new product ...