Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (Developer Best Practices)

Steve McConnell Software Estimation Reviews Summary

Ratings Breakdown

Rated 4.6 by 228 people

Pros from Reviews

  • Clear and practical advice
  • Broad overview of estimation techniques
  • Helpful for conveying uncertainty
  • Useful for project management
  • Well-researched and well-balanced
  • Valuable information on presenting estimates
  • Invaluable for software engineers/managers
  • Solid principles still applicable today

Cons from Reviews

  • Assumes knowledge of estimation software packages
  • Some examples are too glossy and dry
  • Kindle version has issues with charts
  • Final chapter feels out of place
  • Not the best option for pricing software
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