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Nesi, P. ; Dept. of Syst. & Inf., Florence Univ., Italy

The author reveals that estimation of effort is key to managing OO development projects, then documents a few rules of thumb for doing this. One lesson he's learned from using these rules is that estimates for a whole project are not reliable if estimates for subcomponents are simply added up. As the project size increases, so does the overhead for communication and general interaction. He goes beyond effort metrics and recommends that one collects metrics throughout the project and uses them for continuous revalidation of assumptions and project performance. If one accepts that “what you can't measure, you can't manage”, this is good advice

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Jul/Aug 1998

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