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An empirical investigation of effort estimation in mobile apps using agile development process

An empirical investigation of effort estimation in mobile apps using agile development process
An empirical investigation of effort estimation in mobile apps using agile development process
Effort estimation is essential in order for a project manager and development team members to be able to successfully plan for a software project. The planning and development of mobile applications present many challenges. The aim of this study is to provide and report an overview on the state of the practice of effort estimation techniques that companies use for their mobile app projects. This study focuses on organisations which apply the Agile development process during their projects. We conducted structured and semi-structured interviews with 20 Agile practitioners at 18 different organisations. The results revealed that Planning Poker (PP) and Expert Judgment (EJ) were the most frequently used estimation techniques in mobile app projects.
Agile, Effort Estimation, mobile apps, Planning Poker, expert judgment, Software Development
1796-217X
356-369
Altaleb, Abdullah
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Gravell, Andrew
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Altaleb, Abdullah
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Gravell, Andrew
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Altaleb, Abdullah and Gravell, Andrew (2019) An empirical investigation of effort estimation in mobile apps using agile development process. Journal of Software, 14 (8), 356-369. (doi:10.17706/jsw.14.8.356-369).

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Abstract

Effort estimation is essential in order for a project manager and development team members to be able to successfully plan for a software project. The planning and development of mobile applications present many challenges. The aim of this study is to provide and report an overview on the state of the practice of effort estimation techniques that companies use for their mobile app projects. This study focuses on organisations which apply the Agile development process during their projects. We conducted structured and semi-structured interviews with 20 Agile practitioners at 18 different organisations. The results revealed that Planning Poker (PP) and Expert Judgment (EJ) were the most frequently used estimation techniques in mobile app projects.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 July 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 10 July 2019
Published date: August 2019
Venue - Dates: 3rd International Conference on Computer, Software and Modeling: 3rd International Conference on Computer, Software and Modeling, Barcelona, Spain, 2019-07-14 - 2019-07-16
Keywords: Agile, Effort Estimation, mobile apps, Planning Poker, expert judgment, Software Development

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Local EPrints ID: 432613
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432613
ISSN: 1796-217X
PURE UUID: ff7b592e-f863-42a0-bab1-339c5db9e58e

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Date deposited: 22 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 01 Aug 2019 16:30

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