Book review: Software Estimation
During my last vacations, I’ve manager to read a couple of books. One of them was Steve McConnell’s Software Estimation book. The author starts by making an important point regarding estimation: art vs science. It then starts building on several important concepts before presenting several tips and techniques that might lead to more accurate estimations. You’ll also find several interesting facts which explain why so many estimates go awry (the cone of uncertainty concept was really well explained and I think that anyone who reads the book will easily get it).
Even though the book has good content, it’s not really one of those topics that makes me want to read “without stop”. In fact, I did had some problems reading through some chapters (they felt pretty boring) and I guess that’s why I’m only giving it 7.5/10.