AuthorsS. Fraser, B. Boehm, H. Erdogmus, M. Jørgensen, S. Rifkin and M. Ross
TitleThe Role of Judgment in Software Estimation
AfilliationSoftware Engineering, Software Engineering
Publication TypeProceedings, non-refereed
Year of Publication2009
Conference NameICSE 2009 Panel

The consequences of poor (or good) judgment in es-timation are reflected in software quality, cost, time-to-market, and operational reliability. While judgment plays a prominent role in aviation and medicine - the same care arguably needs to be taken in making trade-offs impacting software development. This panel will bring together practitioners to discuss aspects of judgment in software estimation including a discussion of current practices and influences from other disci-plines.