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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

cost estimation products  the items. The total cost of the building depends on the actual quantity of the different components of the building. Software is more like the construction industry! Here's why: It is difficult for the users to visualize the final deliverable from the design documents (drawings). Users continuously ask for changes. There are a lot of qualitative features. It is very difficult to ascertain the quality of the end product simply through inspection, as destructive testing damages the product and renders it

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Comprehensive RFI/RFP Template

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