10 Deadly Sins of Software Estimation: Free Webinar

  1. Posted on April 12, 2011 12:36:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. Presentation, estimation, Management, Webinar

I’ll be giving a free webinar on the 10 Deadly Sins of Software Estimation on April 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. Here’s a link to sign up for it: http://adtmag.com/webcasts/2011/03/construx-10-deadly-sins-of-software-estimation.aspx?partnerref=con4.

Here’s the overview:

The average project overruns its budget and schedule estimates by 50-80 percent, but in practice little work is done that could truly be called "estimation." Many projects are scheduled using a combination of legitimate business targets and liberal doses of wishful thinking. In this talk, I will present 10 of the worst ways estimates go wrong and time-tested rules of thumb for dramatically improving estimation accuracy.

Roberto Liffredo said:

April 19, 2011 4:19:AM

I remember a similar webinar, a couple of years ago.

I found it quite instructive, and I wanted to share it with my colleagues.

Is it the same as then, or a different one?

Steve McConnell said:

April 19, 2011 9:41:AM

@Roberto, this webinar will be very similar to the one you saw two years ago.

Mark Butsch said:

April 25, 2011 11:58:AM

The time of the webinar is not convenient for me, will it be available on-demand afterwards?

Steve McConnell said:

April 25, 2011 2:51:PM

@Mark, Yes, it should be available from the same URL after a few days.

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Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software where he consults to a broad range of industries, teaches seminars, and oversees Construx’s software development practices. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds.

Steve is the author of Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (2006), Code Complete (1993, 2004), Rapid Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and Professional Software Development (2004). His books twice won Software Development magazine's Jolt Excellence award for outstanding software development book of the year.

Steve has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine, on the Panel of Experts of the SWEBOK project, and as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Professional Practices Committee.

Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a Master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University.
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