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Re (tilly) 1: Hackers, Writers, and Productivity

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Mar 17, 2001 at 23:43 UTC ( #65179=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Hackers, Writers, and Productivity

Steve McConnell has a chapter in Rapid Development about methods of estimating how big a project will be and how long it will take. He seems to be a fan of function point analysis. I haven't tried that, but it would probably be a good starting place if you want to learn more about how people try to estimate how much work various projects will take.

On a related note, your estimates are likely to be substantially off because of inevitable feature creep. Steve also recommends watching the movie Bugsy. As he says,'s hard not to feel a sense of justice when Bugsy is finally gunned down for changing his mind too often and spending too much of the mob's money. :-)

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