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>/Software Estimation
2 Day Workshop
9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

(registration from 2.00 p.m.)
Venue: Centre for Software Engineering
Date: see Training Schedule

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Background
The Event
In 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.
Who should attend?

This 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 developers.

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The 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:
  • Cost drivers for project estimation;
  • Size estimation;
  • Complexity estimation;
  • Duration estimation;
  • Setting up a measurement programme to support estimation;
  • Measuring process attributes;
  • Cost prediction models;
  • A 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.

On completion of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the role of measurement in the software development process;
  • Assess what cost drivers are relevant to their organisation;
  • Set up a measurement programme to support project estimation;
  • Know the structure of a basic cost model.

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