Presented by 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 is the author of Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction (1993, 2004, 2010) and Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules (1996), both winners of Software Development magazine’s Jolt award for outstanding software development books of their respective years. In 1998, he published 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 published 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 ‘Self Directed Learning Activity’ remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your ‘PDU Audit Trail Folder’
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