New Software Estimation Survey

  1. Posted on March 21, 2011 2:16:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
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I’m working with Ryan Nelson and Mike Morris at University of Virginia to conduct a new survey of software estimation in practice. If you can take just a few minutes to answer some survey questions, this will help us get an update on the kinds of estimation practices people are actually using today.

Here’s the link to the survey:

Thanks for your participation.

SEO Birmingham said:

March 22, 2011 8:08:AM

I will be interested in the results of this survey. It will be a good study of software estimation in practice.

Luke said:

March 27, 2011 6:15:PM

I suppose a survey's the least I could do - what I've learned from Code Complete / Rapid Development / Software Estimation over the years has earned me many a dollar and saved me many a year of development anguish.

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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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