I recently recorded the remote meet-up presentation I did for Ryerson College (Toronto, Canada) called 3C’s of (FSM- Functional Size Measurement) Success – Create, Confirm, Convince. The focus of the presentation was about how to position software measurement for success with management – especially in the context of agile software development.
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In May 2016, I presented a webinar for ITMPI on the topic of Estimation Poker based on the broad topic of software project estimation – regardless of the development approach. The webinar was well attended despite technical difficulties (I recorded it while in Italy and suffice to say, internet connections from my site happened to be… less than optimum.) I re-recorded the webinar on my return (with far superior results) and the recording can be accessed at this link: ITMPI Estimation Poker Webinar Re-Recording:
A teaser 10 minute segment is on YouTube – Dekkers Estimation Poker teaser
I’ve also uploaded the full slide deck to Research Gate – click Research Gate – Dekkers Slides here to download.
Let me know what you think. Note that this is different than the Agile Estimation Poker (which I forgot about was already established when I designed my webinar.)
Have a great weekend!
Over the years I’ve been privileged to have articles included in compendiums with industry thought leaders whose work I’ve admired. This week, I had another proud moment as my article was featured in the QSM Software Almanac: 2014 Research Edition along with a veritable who’s who of QSM.
This is the first almanac produced by QSM, Inc. since 2006, and it features 200+ pages of relevant research-based articles garnered from the SLIM(R) database of over 10,000 completed and validated software projects.
Download your FREE copy of the 2014 Almanac by clicking this link or the image below.
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Tagged certified scope manager, CrossTalk, estimating models, estimating software cost, estimation, European Certificates Association, Global software development, metrics, software development, software estimating, Software measurement
One of the biggest (and not so obvious) reasons that software estimation goes awry is that amateur estimators don’t always realize how important it is to figure out the “object of estimation” – that is, what it is that we want to estimate.
I’ve addressed this issue on several occasions – through a set of 4 blog posts called “First see the elephant in the room (the what you are estimating…)”
This week, I did a blog post for QSM, Inc. on the same topic. Let me know what you think.
As part of ongoing writings on software sizing and function point analysis, I recently posted the following article on the QSM blog. Enjoy!
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Collecting software development measures sometimes appears futile… here’s some sage advice from my QSM Inc advice column. Enjoy!
Click here to read the full article.
p.s., I love getting comments or hearing if what I write makes sense to you! Carol
Here’s the latest installment of my QSM Ask Carol blog:
“What’s the Point of (Early) Estimating?” … click on the image or the title here to read the full blog post.
Happy new year 2014!
I present you with the latest installment of the Software Professional’s advice column I pen for QSM, Inc. called “Dear Carol” (click here also for the direct link)
Enjoy! Comments are always appreciated and welcome. What do you think of this post?
Just wanted to share with you my latest installment on the QSM website blog – My Dear Carol advice column. Enjoy!
Here is the link to the rest of the article: http://www.qsm.com/blog/2013/ask-carol-no-matter-what-project-management-size-matters
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