Estimating resource requirements on any project is challenging and this is certainly the case for Information Systems (IS) projects. The impact of resource estimation of I/S projects has far reaching consequences, for the individual, the team, and the organization as a whole. In spite of its critical importance, estimating project resource requirements is still somewhat arbitrary and ad hoc in many organizations. Thjs paper presents a case study about a large insurance company and its efforts to develop aid implement a successful estimation model for IS projects. The impact of this methodology on productivity and cost savings is also outlined. Planed improvements to the current methodology are discussed.
Royce, George and Gupta, Uma G.
"Resource estimation of information systems projects: A case study,"
Journal of International Information Management: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jiim/vol9/iss1/5