Software Engineering | Price Vs. Quality

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Posted by Binh Pham on 03 Oct 2019 at 05:49

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This has been an eternal dilemma whenever it comes to choosing a product or service. When choosing a software service provider, what should you consider? While price is very important, you must ensure you will get quality, support, and sustainability from the company that you are going to outsource.

Price, undoubtedly, is one of the key factors affecting a purchase decision. When justifying or selecting a software development service, one of the first questions often asked is “What is your rate?” We know cost is important. But an hourly rate comparison is not always directly related to  the final cost of a new software application. However, it is worth keeping in mind that developer rates are closely related quality. And while high quality can come at a higher cost, ...

Reliable Estimates Using Agile

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Posted by Anonymous on 30 Jul 2010 at 19:09

Reliable Estimates Using Agile

Estimation is actually quite easy as long as you keep your expectations under control and follow the rules.

Reliability and Accuracy

Reliable Estimates that are Useful and Believable

Everyone wants reliable estimates that are useful and believable. An estimate is reliable when the team can assure they can deliver the User Story on time (“Acts of god” don’t count). Always delivering on time builds trust and reduces risk for the customer.

A useful and believable estimate is an estimate that isn’t obviously overly cautious and allows the product owner to plan their releases.

Someone could ask the team “How long will it take you to write this blog on estimation” and the team could say “4 years”. Reliable? Yes. Believable. No. Useful? No. What is the product...