Software engineering estimates are garbage

Most software engineering estimates are garbage. That’s not because companies are using the wrong methods or tools. Work-breakdown structure or analogy-based? Mechanical or judgmental combination? Function, use case, or story points? SEER-SEM, WMFP, or Wideband Delphi? Fine. The tools aren’t the problem. Rather, most estimates are garbage because they’re based on a fundamentally flawed understanding … Read more