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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...
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...
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  Concerns with Software Size Estimation The present scenario in the software industry is that there are multiple units of software size measures. These units of measure include function points, use case points (UCP), object points, feature points, Internet points, test points, mark II function point analysis (FPA), lines of code (LOC), etc. There is no accepted way of converting software size from one unit of measure into another. One odd aspect of these measures is that the size of the software is 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...
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...
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

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...
JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Six: ERP Vendors and User Recommendations
ERP vendors promise products linking to financial and manufacturing systems (which logically, is currently the vendor''s own system) and include collaborative

estimation  entire enterprise, and easier estimation of overall project cost and implementation management through a primary relationship (similar to a one throat to choke analogy). 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. For an in-depth discussion of retail see Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors . This is Part Read More...
How to Start a No-fail Project, Part 3: Planning for Success
An estimated two-thirds of IT projects aren’t completed on time or budget, while 15 percent are cancelled entirely. But your IT project doesn’t have to be a

estimation  inadequate initial planning and estimation is the reason that 48% of projects faill: 1 Hansen, Kris. “Estimate your application development project.” 19 June 2007. IBM. 26 May 2008 http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ar-apparch8 1. Lay Down the Details Just as you would not undergo a drastic haircut without first giving the hairdresser an idea of what you are looking for, you should not begin a project without proper project definition. Often projects are rushed during the development 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

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...
Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress
ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions

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 multi-channel 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 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...
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...
E-learning Benefits and ROI Comparison of E-learning versus Traditional Training
You’re considering a move from traditional training to e-learning, but you’re not sure if the returns will be significant. In fact, employees are better able to

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