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The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to estimate software projects.

During the course, there are a series of techniques that can be useful when making estimates. The course is intended to discuss the different methods and how we can design and improve our own method of estimating project time.


At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the risks and implications of the estimation in software projects
  • Make estimates for work, cost, and duration in software projects
  • Apply metrics to calculate  estimates
  • Design and improve your own estimation method

Student Profile

All those professionals who participate in the process of estimating, in whole or in part, in software projects.


We recommend attendees have some experience in team leadership and know the basics of project management.

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation prepared by Netmind.


Engaging and interactive course. Our instructors teach all course materials using the demonstrative method; the participants learn new concepts through exercises and real application practices.


There isn’t an official certification associated with this course. However, students will earn 7 credit hours for their attendance.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to students who attend the course for at least 75% of the duration.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    1. Why IT projects fail
    2. Why estimates are necessary
    3. How you can affect the estimates to the project
    4. How and when to estimate
    5. Time = Money
  2. Types of estimating techniques
    1. Based on the experience
    2. Based exclusively on the resources
    3. Based exclusively on the market
    4. Based on the components of the product and the process of development (scope)
    5. Methods of  Agile  estimation
    6. Algorithmic  Methods
    7. Reserve Management
  3. Metrics software
    1. Definitions
    2. Entities to measure
    3. Attributes
  4. Point of Function Method
    1. Introduction
    2. Foundation
    3. How to apply it
  5. COCOMO II Method
    1. Introduction
    2. Foundation
    3. How to apply it
  6. Agile Estimation Method
    1. Introduction
    2. User stories and history points
    3. The concept of “speed”
    4. Graphics Burn-up and Burn-down
    5. How to apply it
  7. Best Practices
    1. Project Lifecycle
    2. Refueling the method
    3. Steps in an estimate

Public Classes

Currently, we don't have any public sessions of this course scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in adding a session.

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Course Details


JJM 109


1 day

Delivery Mode

Virtual, Face-to-Face

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