Additional Resources

  • McConnell, Steve. 2006. Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art. This book contains a detailed discussion of software estimation on Sequential and Agile projects. It includes numerous techniques that can be used for early-in the-project estimation (before the Agile vs. Sequential distinction comes into play). In the time since the book was published in 2006, some of its discussion of requirements’ role in estimation has been superseded by the progressive approach to requirements elaboration that’s described here in More Effective Agile.

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