Free Webinar: 10 Deadly Sins of Software Estimation

  1. Posted on June 22, 2009 11:05:AM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
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I'll be giving a free webinar tomorrow at 10:00 am Pacific time on the 10 Deadly Sins of Software Estimation. You can sign up here:

Here's the full announcement:

The average project overruns its planned budget and schedule by 50%-80%. 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, award-winning author Steve McConnell presents 10 of the worst ways estimates go wrong, and presents time-tested rules of thumb for dramatically improving estimation accuracy

Rita said:

June 23, 2009 11:10:AM

Will the webinar be recorded and made available?

Steve McConnell said:

June 23, 2009 3:55:PM

Yes, it should be available at the same URL as the live presentation:

Tab Hockamier said:

June 24, 2009 10:36:AM

url does not show the webinar described

Steve McConnell said:

June 24, 2009 2:51:PM

@Tab: It is there -- You just need to scroll down :-)

Materials aren't available yet -- they're supposed to be posted 48 hours after the webinar, so I'd suggest looking Thursday afternoon/evening.

Vimal Buck said:

June 25, 2009 9:58:AM

This was a great presentation! It served as a validation for some of the techniques that we have been employing. In addition some PMs and System Engineers attended and they enjoyed it as well.

anonymous said:

July 13, 2009 6:34:AM

We are expecting this kind of useful presentation.

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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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