The Software Estimation Struggle

Software estimation research is … improving estimation techniques so that sophisticated organizations can achieve project results +-5% of estimate results… …the typical software organization is not struggling to improve its estimates from +-10% to +-5% accuracy. The typical software organization is struggling to avoid estimates that are incorrect by 100%

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Alternatives to Acceptance Testing

Alternatives to Acceptance Testing I like the goal of eliminating defects while you’re writing code rather than fix bugs later on. When it comes to testing, my goal is to eliminate defects. At least the ones that matter. (Netscape 4.01 users, you’re on your own.) And I’d much rather prevent defects than find

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Agile and user expectations

From this article on IT World, “Why your users hate agile (and what you can do about it)”, come some answers and strategies for dealing with user/customer/client expectations: 7 tips for making Agile more palatable to users Find ways to give users some sense of predictability Earn trust incrementally Explain

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