May 12, 2006
TechBookReport on 'Software Estimation'
TBR writes "Steve McConnell, he of Code Complete fame, is not joking when he describes software estimation as a black art, though even then he's being generous. An art, even a black one, implies both skill and accomplishment. For most developers software estimation is one part blind panic and the other self-defence. Why should this be? And what can be done to alter the situation? These are the types of question that McConnell sets out to answer."