4206 Estimación de proyectos SW

Ultimately time, resources and money are the three criteria by which society and organizations decide what gets build, how it is built and by whom and in consequence, the importance of having credible and reliable estimates of these quantities cannot be overstressed.

The objective of the course is to teach participants how to develop estimates for software development and maintenance projects, how to communicate them to others and how to include them in a contract.

Although the orientation is basically quantitative, the course will delve into the cognitive biases and the administrative behaviors that afflict the estimation process.

This is not a course about COCOMO or Function Points. The course focuses on: Developing feasible & defensible estimates for software development and maintenance projects Translating effort estimates into feasible schedules without detailed plans Reason about cost, schedule and uncertainty using valid constructs Evaluate the applicability of different estimation techniques and models.