Author: Linda M. Laird
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An effective, quantitative approach for estimating and managingsoftware projects How many people do I need? When will the quality be good enough forcommercial sale? Can this really be done in two weeks? Rather thanrelying on instinct, the authors of Software Measurement andEstimation offer a new, tested approach that includes thequantitative tools, data, and knowledge needed to make soundestimations. The text begins with the foundations of measurement, identifies theappropriate metrics, and then focuses on techniques and tools forestimating the effort needed to reach a given level of quality andperformance for a software project. All the factors that impactestimations are thoroughly examined, giving you the tools needed toregularly adjust and improve your estimations to complete a projecton time, within budget, and at an expected level of quality. This text includes several features that have proven to besuccessful in making the material accessible and easy tomaster: * Simple, straightforward style and logical presentation andorganization enables you to build a solid foundation of theory andtechniques to tackle complex estimations * Examples, provided throughout the text, illustrate how to usetheory to solve real-world problems * Projects, included in each chapter, enable you to apply yournewfound knowledge and skills * Techniques for effective communication of quantitative data helpyou convey your findings and recommendations to peers andmanagement Software Measurement and Estimation: A Practical Approach allowspracticing software engineers and managers to better estimate,manage, and effectively communicate the plans and progress of theirsoftware projects. With its classroom-tested features, this is anexcellent textbook for advanced undergraduate-level and graduatestudents in computer science and software engineering. An Instructor Support FTP site is available from the Wileyeditorial department.