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Productivity for Software Estimators
Presently, software estimation is considered to be an art rather than a science. At the heart of this perception is the lack of understanding of the concept of

creative inputs  totally mechanical nor totally creative in nature. It is also impractical to time activities that have a creative component; work study methods allow for this aspect of software development. Lots of research is being conducted on white-collar productivity, and perhaps methods to time software development productivity figures may be available in the future. Presently, empirical data seems to be the solution of choice. Where do we get empirical data? One way is through time studies using industrial

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