Presented byÂ Construx Software (REP 1424)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU Free
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The average project overruns its planned budget and schedule by 50-80 percent. In practice, little work is done that could truly be called “estimation.” Many projects are scheduled using a combination of legitimate business targets and liberal doses of wishful thinking. In this one-hour webinar, noted author and software engineer Steve McConnell presents 10 of the worst ways estimates go wrong, and presents time-tested rules of thumb for dramatically improving estimation accuracy.
Presenter: Steve McConnell
Steve McConnell (LinkedIn profile) is CEO and Chief Software Engineer atÂ Construx Software where he writes books and articles, teaches classes, and oversees Construxâ€™s software engineering practices.
Steve is the author ofÂ Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction (1993, 2004, 2010) andÂ Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules (1996), both winners ofÂ Software Development magazineâ€™s Jolt award for outstanding software development books of their respective years. In 1998, he publishedÂ Software Project Survival Guide (Pro — Best Practices), in 2004 he published Professional Software Development: Shorter Schedules, Higher Quality Products, More Successful Projects, Enhanced Careers (2004), and in 2006 he publishedÂ Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (Best Practices (Microsoft).
PDU Category C documentation details:
Process Groups: Initiating, Planning
Knowledge Areas: 6 – Time
- 6.3 Estimate Activity Resources
- 6.4 Estimate Activity Duration
- 6.5 Develop Schedule
As a Category C â€˜Self Directed Learning Activityâ€™ remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your â€˜PDU Audit Trail Folderâ€™
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