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Key Book Benefits:
Delivers practical insights about a critical subject too-often obscured by academic jargon Two-color graphics present mathematical information in an easy-to-understand format Provides specific practices that can be used immediately by any software development organization Features numerous, to-the-point tips about the estimation process, as well as individual steps to creating successful estimates
Steve McConnell is recognized as one of the premier authors and voices in the development community. He is Chief Software Engineer of Construx Software and was the lead developer of Construx Estimate and of SPC Estimate Professional, winner of Software Development magazine's Productivity Award. He is the author of several books, including Code Complete and Rapid Development, both honored with Software Development magazine's Jolt Award.
I gave this book a rating of three stars. The rating comes from my opinion that it does offer value, but it wasn't clear for whom until I made the purchase and read it. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Zachary S
This book has an insightful look at the problems of software estimation. It tends to lean more towards addressing estimation issues in very large development shops, but it does a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by T. Isaac
Practical principles which are easy to implement. Well written and easy to read.Published 7 months ago by Bluecrab
The book itself is 5 stars.
However, the kindle version sucks as it has no table of contents which makes navigating through the book very difficult.
I thought I was going to learn a new technique for estimation; I really didn't. I've been doing this for over 30 years, and I understood McConnell's points. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a much older book than I thought it was (I thought from the ad I saw for it (not from this vendor)) that it was a new book. It doesn't seem too user friendly.Published 14 months ago by Janeen