Friday, July 31, 2009

Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art

It was a mere curiosity that made me buy this book - I didn't have a major project to estimate, I was finding the subject rather interesting especially having past experience observing various approaches and politics around software estimation. I was well rewarded for my interest - Steve McConnell delivered an easy, exciting and to the point reading experience once again. The book provides an excellent summary of decades of research in this important area, and is meticulously compiled and enforced by Steve's own expertise and opinion. More so the book is filled with practical advice and industry data, which makes it useful as a reference to get started estimating software THE PROPER WAY!