Software Requirements and Estimation:

Software Requirements and Estimation: (English, Paperback, Kishore Swapna)

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Software Requirements and Estimation:  (English, Paperback, Kishore Swapna)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Mcgrawhill
    • Genre: Non-Classifiable
    • ISBN: 9780070403123, 0070403120
    • Pages: 408
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    Software projects are subject to a multitude of problems that lead to schedule and cost overruns and poor quality of delivered software. Studies have repeatedly shown that a majority of failures in software projects are due to poor definition of requirements, uncontrolled changes to requirements and unreasonable estimates.

    Software Requirements and Estimation provides software professionals the information they need to address requirements engineering and estimation. Both these activities are carried out at the start of the project and are the root cause for most of the problems that projects face. Requirements form the basis of the initial estimates and plans on which the software product is built and validated. Projects that are planned and executed using unrealistic estimates start-off on the wrong foot. The project manager and others who attempt to complete work within unrealistic cost budget, manpower budgets and schedules, either drive themselves crazy or take shortcuts that turn out very expensive later. Either way, things do not work out as satisfactorily as one would like them to.

    Project managers and senior analysts can use this book to perform their tasks better. The book can be used by novice software professionals to learn the concepts related to requirements and estimation. Quality and Software Engineering Process Groups will find information in the book helpful in setting up processes in requirements and estimation areas. Senior managers can obtain perspective of the issues involved and the possible approaches.

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    • The book contains
    • The context of requirements engineering and software estimation
    • Activities of requirements engineering, including elicitation, analysis, documentation, change management and traceability
    • Description of various methodologies that can be used for requirements elicitation and analysis
    • Contents of the software requirements specification document
    • Functional and technical size estimation methods, including function point analysis, mark ii FPA, FEP, LOC, estimation by analogy and expert estimation
    • Effort and schedule estimation using methods like COCOMO and putnam
    • Detailed estimation based on work breakdown structure
    • An integrated framework to systematically improve the maturity of the organization's requirements and estimation processes
    • Do's and dont's related to requirements and estimation
    • Tools and resources that can be used for requirements and estimation
    • Scenarios, examples, case studies and exercises.

     

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    • India Professional
    Table of Contents
    • Chapter 1. The Context of Software Requirements and Estimation
      Chapter 2. Requirements Engineering
      Chapter 3. Size Estimation
      Chapter 4. Effort, Schedule and Cost Estimation
      Chapter 5. Making It Work
      Chapter 6. Tools
      Chapter 7. Industry Resources
      Chapter 8. Appendix A: A Sample Software Requirements Specification
      Chapter 9. Appendix B: IFPUG Function Point Calculation
      Chapter 10. Appendix C: QUICK FPA Calculation
      Chapter 11. Appendix D: COCOMO Calibration and Calculation

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    • Swapna Kishore has been operating as a software engineer and manager for over 20 years and is currently operating as an independent IT consultant from New Delhi.
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    • Computer Science Engineering
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    • 63 mm
    Height
    • 609 mm
    Length
    • 464 mm
    Weight
    • 399 gr
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