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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

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...
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

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...
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

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...
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

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...
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

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...
How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions
Web-based business intelligence (BI) is no longer an anomaly: organizations are ready for BI solutions that go beyond Web portals. However, when selecting Web

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Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 2: Evaluating Baan
Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However,

estimation  very strong project definition, estimation and management functionality. Rapid Implementation and Easy Reconfiguration : Baan was one of the first large ERP vendors that attempted to reduce ERP implementation complexity, a problem that has plagued the market with languishing implementations and rigid systems. To that end, the Baan Dynamic Enterprise Modeler - Strategy Execution (DEM SE) concept attempts to remove some of the configuration complexity by enabling users to graphically model (using Read More...
The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes
Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering

estimation  quotation due to top-down estimation rules Costly production of sales or approval drawings and 3D models Difficulty of accurately capturing graphical layout or schematic requirements Inability to capture the mind-share of your dealers or other channel participants due to lack of tools Frequently going back to the customer to re-price an order due to late-stage sales or order processing discoveries Sales configurators assemble products from a set of pre-engineered components while [RuleStream] allows Read More...
How To Write a Winning Proposal
Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully

estimation  contain pricing, but no estimation of the rate of return the client will get from choosing you. Failing to address the client''s needs and failing to present a compelling value proposition are the most serious mistakes you can make in writing a proposal. Evidence of your ability to deliver on time and on budget Most proposals are pretty good in this area. You want to show the substantiating evidence that helps answer the question, Can they really do this? Good evidence includes case studies, references, Read More...
2008 Internet Security Trends: A Report on Emerging Attack Platforms for Spam, Viruses, and Malware
Just when malware design seemed to have reached a plateau, new and more complex attack techniques have now emerged. For a while, security controls designed to

estimation  counting techniques or gross over-estimation of power. STORM-CLASS MALWARE: KEY CHARACTERISTICS Self-Propagating - Storm sends massive amounts of spam to spread. Users are directed to multiple changing HTTP URLs, which serve Storm malware. If infected, the system then becomes part of the Storm network. Peer-to-Peer - Where previous botnets were controlled from centralized locations through a hierarchical management structure, Storm nodes communicate through a unique peer-to-peer communication protocol. Read More...
SAP''s Approach to the Retail Market
SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and

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 merchandizing, 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...
Software Selection for Organizations: Are We Becoming Too Web-biased?
Web-based software has come of age: it is more robust and stable, and combined with the increased speed of the Internet, businesses have reaped tremendous

estimation  http://www.effortestimator.com ) for software estimation, and with PMPal for software project management and metrics. He has conducted a number of in-company training programs on software project management, software estimation, and project management. He can be reached at murali@chemuturi.com . Udaya Chemuturi holds a postgraduate degree in English literature, and has over 25 years of teaching experience. She is currently a consultant at Chemuturi Consultants. She can be reached at sundari@chemuturi.com Read More...
The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 2
Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following: the

estimation  giving a more accurate estimation of travel time. By using detailed data from  geographic information systems (GISs) , all of the possible geographic obstacles are known, meaning that customers should receive reliable appointment windows and commitments. Without street-level routing, the dispatcher is likely wasting resource efficiency and pushing up operating costs. Letting field resources determine their own routes is also costly because the company is paying a field resource’s labor rate to do the Read More...
Lozeau Selects Commsoft Fidelio ERP with the Help of TEC Software Selection Services
Lozeau, a retail company providing cameras, video cameras, accessories, and services, recently selected Commsoft to meet its enterprise resource planning (ERP

estimation  Quebec companies. By its estimation, Canada and specifically Quebec organizations still don’t have the level of integrated information systems required to fully benefit from their competitive advantages. So, focusing on a very limited geographical market, Commsoft went about developing and offering a functionally very rich and extensive solution—Fidelio. This offering is geared toward light manufacturing (40%), distribution (30%), and retail and service companies (30%). Fidelio was recently certified Read More...

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