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Estimation process

nara
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What are some of the tools available for estimating schedule and cost for the project?
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Ilja Preuss
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Regarding your question, our team recently started to use Planning Poker (using these freebie cards), and until now it seems to work quite well.
Andrew Stellman
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Jenny and I are very big fans of Wideband Delphi. We wrote a lot about it, along with basic ideas behind estimation and a few other estimation processes, in our first book, Applied Software Project Management.

You can read the whole estimation chapter from Applied Software Project Management for free -- here's the pdf:

Chapter 3 of Applied Software Project Management (PDF)


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I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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