AuthorsJ. E. Hannay, H. C. Benestad and K. Strand
TitleBenefit and Cost Periodized – Stretching Your Points
AfilliationSoftware Engineering
Project(s)SMIOS: Successful ICT solutions in the public sector
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
JournalIEEE Software
PublisherIEEE Computer Society

When you estimate lifecycle cost and benefit of your software product, your stakeholders should be assured not only that you’ll
deliver value but should also be informed when that value is expected to manifest itself. To do this you’ll need tools to lay
out your estimates in time, so that you can plan and monitor your project’s investments and returns. After reading this, you’ll be
able to take your points-based estimates for both cost and benefit (story points and benefit points) and distribute them out in time
according to the best of your project’s knowledge. You’ll also be able to project cost and return according to most likely, bad case
and good case uncertainty assessments.

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