Estimating Software Projects, and Why It's Hard

05.05.2019 - By Linear Digressions

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If you’re like most software engineers and, especially, data scientists, you find it really hard to make accurate estimates of how long a project will take to complete. Don’t feel bad: statistics is most likely actively working against your best efforts to give your boss an accurate delivery date. This week, we’ll talk through a great blog post that digs into the underlying probability and statistics assumptions that are probably driving your estimates, versus the ones that maybe should be driving them.

Relevant links:

https://erikbern.com/2019/04/15/why-software-projects-take-longer-than-you-think-a-statistical-model.html

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