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Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all

analysis of variance  Does productivity include systems analysis and design work too? What about the inclusion of project management overhead? In most cases I have witnessed, software productivity is specified for the entire development life cycle, with no tacit agreement as to what constitutes a development lifecycle. In the manufacturing industry, productivity is specified for an activity, and overall throughput is called capacity . The capacity of a plant or an organization takes into account all operations, all

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Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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