Master of Science (MS)
Management Information Systems
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
Accurately estimating the amount of time and effort required to complete a software development or maintenance project has proven problematic for business. A wealth of literature exists exploring each of the methods for estimating software development, but very little is devoted to understanding how project characteristics relate to estimation accuracy. This research examines expert estimation, the most widely used estimation technique, to determine the relationship between software project characteristics and estimation accuracy. Implications of the findings for research and practice are discussed.
Characteristics; Development; Estimation; Expert; Maintenance; Project; Relationship; Software
Management; Computer science
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Farrish, John, "The relationship between project characteristics and the expert estimation of software development and maintenance" (2007). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2163.