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Revisiting Software Project Effort versus Duration Trade-offs: A Comment on a Proposed Process
Sept.-Oct. 2013 (vol. 30 no. 5)
pp. 76-77
In "Exploring Software Project Effort versus Duration Trade-offs" (IEEE Software, July/Aug. 2012, pp. 67-74), Charles Symons proposed a process for exploring the trade-off between project duration and effort. However, the author of this comment argues that the process he described incorrectly estimates the strength of the relationship, finding a problem with the derivation. A Monte Carlo simulation demonstrates that the proposed process yields an incorrect result. A Web extra describes the mathematical results that showed this.
Index Terms:
time estimation,cost estimation,planning,project control and modeling,schedule and organizational issues
Citation:
Han Suelmann, "Revisiting Software Project Effort versus Duration Trade-offs: A Comment on a Proposed Process," IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 76-77, Sept.-Oct. 2013, doi:10.1109/MS.2013.72
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