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A Subjective Effort Estimation Experiment

Höst, Martin LU and Wohlin, Claes (1997) In Information and Software Technology 39(11). p.755-762
Abstract
Abstract

Effort estimation is difficult in general, and in software development it becomes even more complicated if the software process is changed. In this paper a number of alternative interview-based effort estimation methods is presented. The main focus of the paper is to present an experiment in which software engineers were asked to use different methods to estimate the actual effort it would take to perform a number of tasks. The result from the subjective data is compared with the actual outcome from performing the tasks.
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Information and Software Technology
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11
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755 - 762
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Elsevier
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0950-5849
DOI
10.1016/S0950-5849(97)00027-X
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English
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Effort estimation is difficult in general, and in software development it becomes even more complicated if the software process is changed. In this paper a number of alternative interview-based effort estimation methods is presented. The main focus of the paper is to present an experiment in which software engineers were asked to use different methods to estimate the actual effort it would take to perform a number of tasks. The result from the subjective data is compared with the actual outcome from performing the tasks.},
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  issn         = {0950-5849},
  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Elsevier},
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  title        = {A Subjective Effort Estimation Experiment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0950-5849(97)00027-X},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {1997},
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