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### Chapter 8

Course: CIS 410, Fall 2009
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8--Estimation Chapter An accurate schedule estimate is part of the foundation of maximum development speed. Without an accurate schedule estimate, there is no foundation for effective planning and no support for rapid development/ Coming up with a perfect estimate doesn't do any good if you can't get the estimate accepted. I. The Software-Estimation Story 1. When constructing software, you can't tell exactly how...

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