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IT Project Estimation

IT Project Estimation
A Practical Guide to the Costing of Software

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  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Mixed media product
  • isbn: 9780521532853

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  • Paul Coombs provides practical, detailed advice on IT project estimation for managers and consultants in this concise guide. Coombs demonstrates why accurate estimates are needed, the different estimating methods that can be used, and how to analyze risks in order to make appropriate contingency allowances. He also covers pricing and billing strategies, and how experience of previous projects can be leveraged. A vital component of the book is a template for a cost model that incorporates task estimates, schedules, staff roles and costs, risk analysis, fixed costs, billing, and cashflow. Template Excel spreadsheets are included on the accompanying CDROM.

    • The only book with useful and practical advice and that covers the entire estimation process
    • Excel costing templates provided on CD-ROM
    • Works through a large case study, showing how to apply ideas to real projects
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    '… very valuable for IT SW [software] business managers and consultants who are conducting large and complex SW [software] projects … I give the book an excellent recommendation …'. Computing Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Mixed media product
    • isbn: 9780521532853
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 179 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.388kg
    • contains: 92 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Decomposing the problem
    3. Estimating each task
    4. COCOMO
    5. Planning the work
    6. Analysing the risks
    7. Costing the project
    8. Reviewing the estimates
    9. Maintaining the model
    10. Evaluating success
    11. Case study
    12. The cost model template
    13. References and resources.

  • Author

    Paul Coombs

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