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Software Estimation Inside-out


Software size estimation is one of the most critical and difficult activities in the software planning process. Measuring software size goes a long way toward determining the effort, schedule, and budget required for a project. Learn how misjudging or misunderstanding the scope and size of a project can result in budget and schedule overruns, and failed deliveries that can cause total project failure.

estimation  Estimation Inside-out Software size estimation is one of the most critical and difficult activities in the software planning process. Measuring software size goes a long way toward determining the effort, schedule, and budget required for a project. Learn how misjudging or misunderstanding the scope and size of a project can result in budget and schedule overruns, and failed deliveries that can cause total project failure. Read More

Software Estimation How to Go About It


While many software professionals know one or more software sizing techniques—most have a reasonable understanding of function point analysis (FPA) or use case point techniques—they’re often stymied when it comes to making a real-life estimate. Learn a methodology that can help you make realistic estimates, including best- and worst-case scenarios that you can use to make pricing and delivery commitments to clients.

estimation  Estimation How to Go About It While many software professionals know one or more software sizing techniques—most have a reasonable understanding of function point analysis (FPA) or use case point techniques—they’re often stymied when it comes to making a real-life estimate. Learn a methodology that can help you make realistic estimates, including best- and worst-case scenarios that you can use to make pricing and delivery commitments to clients. Read More

Criteria for Selecting a Software Estimation Tool


A plethora of software estimation tools are available, each claimed to be better than the others, thereby confusing prospective buyers. An effective tool ought to provide for all four aspects of software estimation, namely, size, effort, cost, and schedule.

estimation  for Selecting a Software Estimation Tool Software development outsourcing has now become commonplace. So, it has become necessary for the outsourcer and the provider to reach an agreement about the size, development effort, cost, and development schedule of the software product being outsourced. This has caused software estimation to move from hunch-based estimation to the use of mature, research-backed estimation techniques. The process of estimation has also moved from manual estimation using Read More

Test Effort Estimation


Software testing is carried out primarily to unearth system defects, and to prevent defective products from reaching customers. It’s also carried out to convince customers that a product conforms to and fulfils the agreed-upon specifications and functionality. However, in order to evaluate potential approaches to estimating test efforts, it’s vital to understand what the activity of testing actually consists of.

estimation  Effort Estimation Software testing is carried out primarily to unearth system defects, and to prevent defective products from reaching customers. It’s also carried out to convince customers that a product conforms to and fulfils the agreed-upon specifications and functionality. However, in order to evaluate potential approaches to estimating test efforts, it’s vital to understand what the activity of testing actually consists of. Read More

Paradoxes of Software Estimation


Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all somewhat haphazard. Perhaps it's time to focus efforts on resolving the key paradoxes of software estimation.

estimation  of Software Estimation Introduction Software development has spawned an independent industry, with organizations offering software development services exclusively. As it is perhaps in the nascent stages, the processes of asking for service, offering a service, and pricing are all somewhat haphazard. Software development falls into the category of the services industry as opposed to the product industry—that is, a service is offered, and not a product. Many parallels can be drawn with similar Read More

ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Two: ETO versus Repetitive Differences


ETO-oriented (engineer-to-order) systems must facilitate the near real time transfer of information and complex product knowledge for collaboration across the extended enterprise. It should especially be suited to organizations that seek to maintain complex selling relationships, such as businesses whose procurement and sales functions rely on subcontractors, channel partnerships or a distributed sales force.

estimation  product definition phase (i.e. estimation, design, and engineering) before anything can be made, bought or delivered. However, the major difference is that within ETO companies the product design is an integral part of production (if not even afterwards, during the site installation and commissioning), whereas for repetitive, standard items the design is typically completed and handed over the wall to the manufacturing well before the production starts. In volume manufacturing, product definition work Read More

Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) for Human Resource Management Certification Report


Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of human resource management (HRM) solutions in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

estimation  be considered during an estimation process. Payroll In the Payroll area, the Oracle E-Business Suite demonstrates an excellent rating score—it is equal to 100 for all six functional areas. Oracle competitors show lower average rating—it is equal to 89.87 percent. However in Security and Audit submodule it almost reaches E-Business Suite with its rating of 98.71 percent. In other fields the average rival''s rating is not that stable and varies between 77.71 percent for User Balances and 91.81percent Read More

Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between


Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is, however, a third option, one that allows a company to take a "somewhere between" approach. This latter approach, is made possible by ERP II which employs c-commerce and the use of sufficiently mature technology software programs.

estimation  on custom development initiatives. Estimation of project duration and costs is, therefore, often speculative. Functionality must be built from scratch, and project scope and process modeling need to be completed and understood before development begins. Getting either of these wrong may result in significant overruns to timelines and budgets. Organizations on the build route also assume the risks of implementation, maintenance, and have the responsibility for keeping abreast of technological advancement Read More

Proplanner Process Engineering & Management Suite


Proplanner provides solutions that help industrial, manufacturing, and process engineers bring new and modified products to production. Proplanner provides an integrated suite of applications for discrete manufacturing process engineering, management, visualization, and collaboration. Application modules include mixed model line balancing, shop floor work instructions, time estimation, spaghetti diagramming integrated with AutoCAD, layout drawing management, BOM management, product/process charting (including value stream maps), manufactured costing, FMEAs, ergonomic assessment, and product/process reconciliation. Proplanner can be deployed via the Internet, on an in-house Intranet or client-server solution, and customers can purchase the software or subscribe.  

estimation  floor work instructions, time estimation, spaghetti diagramming integrated with AutoCAD, layout drawing management, BOM management, product/process charting (including value stream maps), manufactured costing, FMEAs, ergonomic assessment, and product/process reconciliation. Proplanner can be deployed via the Internet, on an in-house Intranet or client-server solution, and customers can purchase the software or subscribe. Read More

Greening the Organization Profitably with Asset Management


The world is focusing on environmental awareness, and reducing greenhouse gases is now an inevitable part of doing business. But how can you conform to compliance regulations and still remain competitive? Green-centric asset management implementations—valuable tools in resource conservation—are helping companies increase productivity and improve their bottom lines. Maybe getting greener isn’t so hard after all.

estimation  irrationally focused upon their estimation of nature to the detriment of common work-a-day folk. At best, green initiatives were the purview of well-of liberal-leaning persons that were out of contact with mainstream reality. Current Initiatives and Commitment to a Greener Planet Earth Friendly Direction Recent times have seen a tremendous shift in thinking when it comes to environmental issues. The emergence of the economies of China and India has sparked world-wide competition for oil. Even the Read More

Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

estimation  rules applied consistently from estimation, order entry, shipment and invoicing as to pricing, discounting, cost of sales and the reduction of product inventory, the computation of sales taxes to be collected and paid to the government and where applicable accrual of sales commissions. Manual adjustments and other infrequent transactions must undergo similar verification. The resource-centric control files give everyone a cohesive picture of all the rules that apply to each type of resource. For example, Read More

PTC Windchill Version 9 versus Version 10: Is Version 10 the Most Significant Windchill Release in PTC’s History?


The latest iteration of PTC Windchill (v. 10) for product lifecycle management (PLM) has been described as ‘the most significant Windchill release in PTC’s history.’ In his article, TEC research analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu compares the last two versions of PTC Windchill, and outlines how the functionality enhancements in PTC Windchill 10 make the product suitable for product creation, development, and lifecycle management.

estimation  is for product cost estimation functionality, for which PTC Windchill 9 offers a lower level of support than the average solution, whereas version 10 fully supports it out of the box. Functionality for change management, design and project collaboration, and computer aided design (CAD) design integration has also been significantly improved in version 10. Core PLM for Process Industries is another module where the new functionality for product cost estimation has a great influence on the overall level of Read More

Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market


Lawson Retail Operations Suite solutions are built for high-volume retail enterprises and encompass a range of activities, including the management of item information, category planning and review, assortment, pricing, promotions, warehouse replenishment, multichannel ordering, store replenishment, forecasting, and order determination.

estimation  entire enterprise, and easier estimation of overall project cost and implementation management through primary relationship (i.e., one throat to choke ). The business opportunity is to move from supply- to demand-driven retailing, via merchandising, replenishment, pricing, promotions, consumer loyalty schemes, and multichannel management systems, all working off the single ERP platform. However, the retail vendors'' Holy Grail has become working with information from heterogeneous sources, an order du Read More

Function Points: Are They Really the Right Unit of Measure for Software Sizing?


Function points (FPs) are the most popular unit of measure for measuring the size of software. But because FPs were developed in the 1970s, are they not now outdated for today’s event-oriented programming and multi-tiered software architectures?

estimation  for Software Sizing? Software estimation is one of the first steps in software project planning. Software estimation includes estimation of software size, development effort, cost, and schedule. Function points have become the most widely used unit of measure for software size measurement. Function points (FPs) were developed at IBM by Allan J. Albrecht in the late 1970s to measure the size of the software proposed to be developed. It appears that FP methodology was oriented toward development of Read More