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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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The nature of agile software projects is different from software projects that use traditional methodologies. Therefore, using traditional techniques of estimates of effort, time and cost can produce imprecise estimates. Several estimation techniques have been proposed by several authors and developers in recent years. This work performs a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) of current estimates practices in the development of agile software and the most used size metrics as inputs for these estimates, collecting and documenting them for a future comparison of their accuracy. With the realization of SLR, it was identified that Story Point and Point of Function are the most used metrics in agile projects as the basis for estimating size, time, effort, productivity and cost. Based on these two-size metrics, it was performed a case study with the estimation of effort, time and cost for an agile project of a software factory, where the actual development values were compared with the estimates made to analyze which provided the estimates that most closely approximated the actual values that were estimated.

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Methods and Metrics for Estimating and Planning Agile Software Projects

The nature of agile software projects is different from software projects that use traditional methodologies. Therefore, using traditional techniques of estimates of effort, time and cost can produce imprecise estimates. Several estimation techniques have been proposed by several authors and developers in recent years. This work performs a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) of current estimates practices in the development of agile software and the most used size metrics as inputs for these estimates, collecting and documenting them for a future comparison of their accuracy. With the realization of SLR, it was identified that Story Point and Point of Function are the most used metrics in agile projects as the basis for estimating size, time, effort, productivity and cost. Based on these two-size metrics, it was performed a case study with the estimation of effort, time and cost for an agile project of a software factory, where the actual development values were compared with the estimates made to analyze which provided the estimates that most closely approximated the actual values that were estimated.