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Productivity for Software Estimators
Presently, software estimation is considered to be an art rather than a science. At the heart of this perception is the lack of understanding of the concept of

estimation rate data  developers More accurate cost estimation Conclusion It is important to understand the difference between the terms productivity and capacity. Productivity is the rate of achievement for a micro-activity of human endeavor; capacity is the rate of achievement for a facility (factory, organization, etc.), and multiple activities are included in the figure denoting the capacity. For the purpose of software estimation, the focus must shift from macro-productivity (capacity) to productivity (for

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Comprehensive RFI/RFP Template

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