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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

business plans for a gym  technical, timeline, and repeat business variables. Also needing to be considered are variables having to do with cost (or profit, or budget), and quality and reliability. Planning a project also contains uncertainty, with respect to completeness and stability of requirements; soundness of design; development platform reliability; team attrition; attrition of key personnel at the client; uncertain productivity; and unspecified or under-specified customer expectations. The following are some of the

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