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Software Development Effort Estimation: Formal Models or Expert Judgment?
March/April 2009 (vol. 26 no. 2)
pp. 14-19
Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory
Barry Boehm, University of Southern California
Stan Rifkin, Master Systems
Which is better for estimating software project resources: formal models, as instantiated in estimation tools, or expert judgment? Two luminaries, Magne Jørgensen and Barry Boehm, debate this question.

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Index Terms:
software project estimation, estimation tools, expert judgment, software development, process improvement
Citation:
Magne Jørgensen, Barry Boehm, Stan Rifkin, "Software Development Effort Estimation: Formal Models or Expert Judgment?," IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 14-19, March-April 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.47
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