AuthorsS. Grimstad
TitleSoftware Effort Estimation Error
Publication TypePhD Thesis
Year of Publication2006
PublisherUniversity of Oslo
Thesis Typephd

The goal of the thesis is to contribute to reducing the estimation error in software development projects by coming to a better understanding of the shortcomings of, and how to improve, expert judgment-based processes of effort estimation. The following topics are addressed: • When, and how much, do judgmental biases and inconsistencies in effort estimates impact the estimation error? • What is the software clients' role in reducing effort estimation error in software development projects? • What is the state of practice of software effort estimation error measurement and analysis?