Estimation quality

Estimating the time needed to execute an IT project has turned out to be a major challenge in daily praxis. Despite high inaccuracies, these estimations are important as they can be used to determine the cost for offering an IT project and in deciding whether to execute it at all. In this study we focused on the estimations for user stories created within an agile work setting, averaging 5 hours of work. Although not shining a positive light on current estimation accuracy, the research does give some interesting insights and provides several ideas for future steps to improve it.

 

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