This book could have been called Estimating and Planning Agile Projects. Instead,
it’s called Agile Estimating and Planning. The difference may appear subtle
but it’s not. The title makes it clear that the estimating and planning
processes must themselves be agile. Without agile estimating and planning, we
cannot have agile projects.
This book could have been called Estimating and Planning Agile Projects. Instead, it’s called Agile Estimating and Planning. The difference may appear subtle but it’s not. The title makes it clear that the estimating and planning processes must themselves be agile. Without agile estimating
Accurate estimates of the software cost are a critical part of effective program management, particularly for large, complex systems. Predicting the cost of software has evolved, but the practice of cost prediction is far from perfect. Military and commercial programs alike are replete with examples of software cost estimates that differ
Given the enormous, ever-growing, and constantly-changing size, shape, and consistency of the internet and the use that is made of it means that methodological issues abound when attempting to produce measurements of traffic and content. Yet even given the limitations of the data available, Envisional believes that the estimates produced in this report are more accurate than any that have been published before.
Empirical studies on corpora involve making measurements of several quantities for the purpose of comparing corpora, creating language models or to make generalizations about speciﬁc linguistic phenomena in a language. Quantities such as average word length are stable across sample sizes and hence can be reliably estimated from large enough samples. However, quantities such as vocabulary size change with sample size. Thus measurements based on a given sample will need to be extrapolated to obtain their estimates over larger unseen samples. ...
In this chapter, students will be able to: Learn the financial and statistical issues in the determination of sample size, discover the methods for determining sample size, gain an appreciation of a normal distribution, understand population, sample, and sampling distribution, distinguish between point and interval estimates, recognize problems involving sampling means and proportions.
We present a neural-network-based statistical parser, trained and tested on the Penn Treebank. The neural network is used to estimate the parameters of a generative model of left-corner parsing, and these parameters are used to search for the most probable parse. The parser's performance (88.8% Fmeasure) is within 1% of the best current parsers for this task, despite using a small vocabulary size (512 inputs).
Research objectives: Estimating the size of populations high risk to HIV (people who inject drug, female sex workers) applying different methods in Can Tho in 2012-2013; assessing reliability and feasibility of a number of methods to estimate the size of high risk to HIV populations.
Three major approaches can be used in an effort to segment a market.
the a-priori, a-posteriori and hybrid approach. The selection of an approach depends
on the objectives of the researcher in undertaking a segmentation study.
In a-priori (predetermined) market segmentation, the type (segmentation variables)
and number of market segments are determined before data collection. With this ap-
proach, there are two main questions, namely the estimated sizes of these segments in
the market place, and some relevant segment characteristics ( descriptor variables).
In the a-posteriori (post-hoc, natural or market defined) approach of market segmen-
tation, market segments are identified by forming groups of consumers that are inter-
nally homogeneous and externally heterogeneous along a set of measured consumer
characteristics ( segmentation variables). That is, a-posteriori market segments are
based on responses of consumers that are available only after a survey has been con-
Within half a century, a new branch of mathematics mathematical theory of planning-formed and flourished due to economic urgently required to implement the optimal targets: most, least, the fastest, cheapest, best, ... today, the rapid development of electronic computer engineering have made it possible to practice for design automation in many areas.
Cocomo estimation COCOMO (COnstructive COst MOdel) Boehm: group of models
In the late 1970s, 63 projects (7)
effort = c(size)k
Effort was measured in pm (person month)
Size was measured in kdsi, thousands of delivered source code instructions
In addition, the marketing provisions of the AIFM Directive do not apply to the marketing of AIF’s shares or units that are subject to a current offer to the public on an EU-regulated stock exchange under a prospectus that has been drawn up and published in accordance with the Prospectus Directive (Directive 2003/71/EC) before mid-2013, as long as this prospectus is still valid.
A DAVIS S NOTES BOOK! From setting up an oxygen delivery system in a hospital room to administering stat meds, this handy, pocket-sized resource helps you to deliver high-quality care. You ll have on-the-spot guidance you need to care for patients with complex medical-surgical conditions from focused assessments, immediate interventions, and follow-up care for patients who develop complications all presented from the nurse s point of view. The 3rd Edition has been completely revised, updated, and expanded to deliver all of the current information you need....
An image is a two dimensional projection of a three dimensional scene. Hence a degeneration
is introduced since no information is retained on the distance of a given point in the space.
In order to extract information on the three dimensional contents of a scene from a single
image it is necessary to exploit some a priori knowledge either on the features of the scene,
i.e. presence/absence of architectural lines, objects sizes, or on the general behaviour of
shades, textures, etc.
The markets for open-end and closed-end funds provide an indication of the
general development and trends of investment in real assets. The Verband für
Geschlossene Fonds (VGF) estimates that the assets of closed-end funds in
Germany are EUR 199 bn (as at 2011). EUR 99 bn of this is invested as equity
capital. In 2011, EUR 9.9 bn passed into real assets through closed-end funds
in Germany (down 8% yoy, see Fig. 5). The volume has considerably declined
since the start of the financial and economic crisis and, since 2009, has been at
a low level. Last year, private investors...
Second, the prospects for major child health reform will diminish as resources
become increasingly scarce.Health care spending that is already hitting the “high-
water mark” of 16 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and predictably
increasing in the face of the next wave of genomics-driven technological innova-
tions will be swamped by the approaching “Silver Tsunami.
A procedure was designed to assess individual exposure
to NO2 as a marker of outdoor air pollution considering
both spatial and temporal variations on exposure. Ambi-
ent NO2 concentrations for 93 sampling points covering
the study area were obtained using radial symmetry pas-
sive samplers (Radiello®, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri,
Padua/Italy) which remained exposed for four sampling
periods of 7 days each. The campaigns took place in
April, June, and November 2004 and February 2005.
On top of these pay disparities, women also face higher healthcare costs than men, which can put a
serious dent in their incomes. In 14 states, more than 90% of the best-selling health plans charge
women more than men. In the aggregate, women spend an estimated $1 billion more than men for
equivalent health coverage.
Women are also far more likely to experience domestic violence, which
threatens not just their safety, health, and well-being, but their financial security as well. Women who
experience intimate partner violence are at higher risk for job loss...
The interaction of antibodies (Abs) with protein antigens (Ags) of different
size, such as hen egg white lysozyme, ovalbumin, and bovine serum albu-min, was examined using analytical ultracentrifugation, electrospray ioniza-tion time-of-flight mass spectrometry, and surface plasmon resonance in
order to estimate regional and segmental Ab flexibility.