Estimation techniques are of utmost importance in software development life cycle, where the time required to complete a particular task is estimated before a project begins. Estimation is the process of finding an estimate, or approximation, which is a value that can be used for some purpose even if input data may be incomplete, uncertain, or unstable. This tutorial discusses various estimation techniques such as estimation using Function Points, Use-Case Points, Wideband Delphi technique, PERT, Analogy, etc.
If you are an aspiring project manager or project leader, then this tutorial is definitely for you. It will take you through all the important estimation techniques.
Before proceeding with this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). In addition, you should have a basic understanding of software programming using any programming language.