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Software Project Estimation

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IT Demand Management and Capacity Planning:  Why Estimation is Vital to Balancing the Scale

November 13, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

PDU Approved
Presented by: Larry Putnam

Estimation is critical to IT demand management as today’s senior IT executives deal with a familiar challenge – how to balance the size of the development team with the company’s software wish list. Modern estimation techniques offer critical insight into this challenge. In this webinar, you will learn the ins and outs of estimation and how to effectively utilize estimation to ensure project success.

Navigating the Minefield: Successful Software Estimation before Requirements are Complete

June 10, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

PDU Approved
Presented by: Carol Dekkers

This webinar outlines how to take a requirements-based approach to project estimating in order to create realistic project estimates even before requirements have gelled.

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Meet the Experts

Dr. Elizabeth Clark
Dr. Elizabeth Clark

Dr. Elizabeth Clark has been involved in the practical application of measurement for predicting, controlling and improving software process and product quality since 1979. She is the President of Software Metrics, Inc , a consulting company she co-founded in 1983. Dr. Clark is a primary contributor to Practical Software Measurement . She is a certified PSM instructor and has conducted numerous PSM training classes and workshops within the United States and Australia. Dr. Clark was also a princi...
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Dan Galorath
Dan Galorath

Dan Galorath is one of the principal developers of the SEER-SEM™ software evaluation model. His teaching experience includes development and presentation of courses in Software Cost, Schedule, and Risk Analysis; Software Management; Software Engineering; and Weapons Systems Architecture. His company, Galorath Incorporated, has developed tools, methods, and training for software cost, schedule, risk analysis, and management decision support. Among Mr. Galorath's published works are papers encompa...
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Steve McConnell
Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell is CEO and chief software engineer at Construx Software, where he oversees software engineering practices, teaches classes, and writes books and articles. Steve is the author of the computing industry classics Code Complete and Rapid Development , both winners of Software Development magazine's Jolt award for outstanding software development books. He is also the author of Software Project Survival Guide and numerous technical articles. Steve was editor-in-chief of IEEE Software ...
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Arlene Minkiewicz
Arlene Minkiewicz

Arlene F. Minkiewicz is the Chief Scientist at PRICE Systems, LLC with over 27 years of experience at PRICE building cost models. She leads the cost research activity for TruePlanning, the suite of cost estimating products that PRICE provides. She is a software measurement expert dedicated to finding creative solutions focused on helping make software development professionals successful. She is widely published and speaks frequently on software related topics.
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Peter Hill
Peter Hill

Peter Hill is an independent IT consultant. He is a Director of the Melbourne based company Fenwick Software. He has been in the Information Services industry for more than forty years with broad experience covering a number of industries working in both Australia and New Zealand. He has a passion for seeking ways to improve the performance of IT and delivering benefits to its users. For 17 years Peter headed up the ISBSG, a not-for-profit organisation with a mission of improving the performanc...
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Capers Jones
Capers Jones

Capers Jones is co-founder, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Namcook Analytics LLC. Namcook Analytics builds patent-pending advanced risk, quality, and cost estimation tools. The web site is www.Namcook.com . Until co-founding Namcook Analytics LLC in 2011 he was the president of Capers Jones & Associates LLC from 2000 through 2011. He is also the founder and former chairman of Software Productivity Research LLC (SPR). He holds the title of Chief Scientist Emeritus at SPR. Capers ...
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David Garmus
David Garmus

David Garmus is a Founder of The David Consulting Group (DCG), an SEI CMMI® Approved Transition Partner and a PSM Transition Organization that supports software development organizations in achieving software excellence with a metric-centered approach. David is an acknowledged authority in the sizing, measurement and estimation of software application development and maintenance. He serves as a Past President of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) and as a member of the IFPUG Co...
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Project Planning & Estimation

The "Dan on Estimation" blog addresses best practices for measurement, estimation, planning and control of software, IT infrastructure, IT services and other business activities