Software Sizing & Estimating

Without a rigorous sizing and estimating process, most projects fail or are delivered over budget and late.

According to industry metrics, software development continues to experience a high number of challenged projects that exhibit one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Abandoned mid-stream
  • Cost, time (or both) overruns
  • Under-delivered functionality

Without a rigorous sizing and estimating process, most projects fail or are delivered over budget and late. Among the many reasons for why software projects are at risk, the top 5 are:

  1. Lack of, or poor estimating methods
  2. Ambiguous, or erroneous requirements
  3. Lack of, or non-participating user community
  4. Un-realistic management expectations
  5. Lack of, or inexperienced project management process