order that software projects be more successful, effective estimation
methods need to be employed. Measuring various aspects of software
projects through the use of metrics is becoming more widespread
and it is essential that the most relevant and useful data be
monitored. Organisations may need to estimate various project
elements including complexity, size and duration, at various
stages of the project life-cycle. Effective planning and estimation
are critical to ensure that a project is delivered on time.
workshop will be of interest to those involved with all stages
of the development life-cycle. It will appeal to project managers,
IT managers, software development managers, team leaders and
purpose of this workshop is for participants to gain an understanding
of the various methods that can be used to estimate software
projects. Other issues surrounding estimation methods will also
be addressed. Topics that will be covered include:
drivers for project estimation;
up a measurement programme to support estimation;
review of estimation tools.
The workshop will also include specific interactive sessions
throughout the two days for participants to discuss their
own views on project estimation and its associated topics.
completion of this workshop, delegates will be able to:
the role of measurement in the software development process;
what cost drivers are relevant to their organisation;
up a measurement programme to support project estimation;
the structure of a basic cost model.