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Avoiding Irrelevant and Misleading Information When Estimating Development Effort

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2 Author(s)
Jorgensen, M. ; Simula Res. Lab., Lysaker ; Grimstad, S.

Software projects average about 30 percent accuracy in effort estimation.1 Expecting highly accurate effort estimates might be unrealistic because software development projects are inherently uncertain. Nevertheless, software professionals' tendency toward overly optimistic estimates and their high level of estimation inconsistency suggest potential for improving effort estimation processes.

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 3 )