SOFTWARE ESTIMATES – PLANNING FALLACY

software estimation - planning fallacy

OVERVIEW Specialist no code, low code and traditional code developers have two things in common.  First, they all claim some level of expert status – at least extensive expertise in, and knowledge of, highly complex software development tools and platforms.   Second, they are notoriously optimistic planners.  The flipside of this second trait is that […]

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July 28-2021, Written by Segun Osu Leave a comment

LOW CODE – REALITY CHECK

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The low code revolution is now in full flight and we’re reviewing dozens of project ideas every week with newly minted founders.  Most have no ambition other than to launch a minimum viable product (MVP) as quickly as possible.  They are clear about their requirements and need no convincing about the merits of the low […]

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July 05-2021, Written by Segun Osu Leave a comment

BIAS AND NOISE IN SOFTWARE ESTIMATION

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Whenever we compare estimates from software development agencies and specialists, I expect to see major differences between them. Our clients don’t. In fact the variation in software development time estimates, amongst equally skilled and competent developers, is often as high as 70%. We find that some estimates are systematically lower or higher than others and […]

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