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Project Planning and Estimation Techniques

Free online course on project planning, estimation techniques, as well as Albrecht/IFPUG FP analysis and COCOMO Models.

Software Development
Free Course
This free online course on Project Planning and Estimation Techniques will give you an in-depth understanding of how to plan and estimate projects. You will learn about estimating methods and the different types of estimation techniques. You will learn about parametric models, Albrecht/IFPUG function point analysis and the concept of Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO). Start this course today and learn about planning and estimation techniques.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course on Project Planning and Estimation Techniques will begin by introducing you to project planning along with various activities carried out during project planning such as estimation, project scheduling and staff organisation. You will learn about the basic concepts of project estimation which include the size of the project, the effort needed, duration and cost. You will also learn about the different types of estimation techniques such as top-down and bottom-up as well as parametric models for project estimation.

This course will then introduce you to Albrecht/IFPUG function point analysis. You will learn about Symons/Mark II function points and COSMIC function points. You will then be introduced to constructive cost models (COCOMO) as well as the types of modes and models used which allows organisations to benchmark their software development productivity. You will learn about the fundamentals of intermediate COCOMO Model, how it gives accurate estimation and refines the initial estimate obtained by the basic COCOMO.

Lastly, this course will discuss the variations of the COCOMO models. You will learn about the main objectives of COCOMO II which are to develop a software cost, schedule estimation model and software cost database. You will be introduced to Halstead's Software Science, which is an analytical estimation technique. You will also learn about Halstead's theory, the three categories of testing estimation techniques, as well as staffing level estimation. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of project planning and estimation techniques.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to:


  • Describe the importance of project planning.
  • Outline the activities involved in project planning.
  • Analyze the four parametric models for size.
  • Outline the steps to compute Function Point count.
  • Discuss the fundamentals of basic COCOMO.
  • Analyze the three types of COCOMO modes.
  • Outline the three increasingly complex COCOMO models.
  • Discuss the fundamentals of complete (detailed) COCOMO.
  • Identify the staffing requirements for a project.

Certification

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