Issue No. 01 - January/February (2001 vol. 18)
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Despite the existence of structured methods for software sizing and effort estimation, the so-called "expert" approach seems to be the prevalent way to produce estimates in the software industry. The paired-comparisons method offers a more accurate and precise alternative to "guesstimating."
Eduardo Miranda, "Improving Subjective Estimates Using Paired Comparisons", IEEE Software, vol. 18, no. , pp. 87-91, January/February 2001, doi:10.1109/52.903173