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A Manager's Checklist for Validating Software Cost and Schedule Estimates

January 1995 Special Report
Robert E. Park

This 1995 report provides a checklist of questions to ask and evidence to look for when assessing the credibility of a software cost and schedule estimate.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-95-SR-004

Abstract

This report provides a checklist of questions to ask and evidence to look for when assessing the credibility of a software cost and schedule estimate. The checklist can be used either to review individual estimates or to motivate and guide organizations toward improving their software estimating processes and practices.