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Is It Bigger than a Breadbox? Getting Started with Release Estimation

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How can we estimate a project in advance, while still maintaining the ability to manage the backlog in an Agile manner? In this article, Andy Berner answers that question, compares release-level estimation to the techniques used for iteration estimation, and gives some pointers on getting started with release estimation in an Agile environment.

Making the First Cut: Sizing New Technology

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How can I possibly estimate the size of something I’ve never done before?

The modern computing environment poses many challenges. Foremost among them is addressing totally new technologies. Trying to figure out how “big” computer programs are has challenged software engineering since its inception and is further complicated by the aforementioned dynamic nature of technology.