Software Projects Estimation

Learn the art of estimating software size, efforts, time and cost to make firm commitments and deliver on it

About the program

  • High degree of uncertainty and availability of limited information in the beginning, make the estimation of projects in any field risky, challenging and equally exciting . It is even more challenging in software field. If estimations are not properly done, the complete project becomes struggle for project manager and its team.
  • Therefore it is not only important to pick up the right methodology for estimation but also use it accurately so that appropriate commitment can be made and a quality software can be delivered on time and within budget.
  • This workshop focuses on four (WBS, Function Point Analysis, Use Case Points & Story Points) estimation methodologies.You will learn the estimation using these methodologies and their merits & demerits. Post this training participants will able to choose right methodology for their projects and use it accurately to estimate.


Watch this recorded video of a free webinar on Function Point Estimate

Answer to the question asked during free webinar – You may get answers to some of your questions


The implementation of project management has changed our work culture with increased efficiency and openness in the organization. Thanks to proper guidance of Mr. Vivek, because of whom it has become possible. 

– Shivanand Daddi, Business Head R & D, Scope T & M

This is one of the best classroom training, I have attended, Very good interaction and the way it was delivered is highly appreciated

Kunhunni . P . M,  SQA Manager, BMC  Software

Excellent coverage by trainer. This course is very useful for those who are short of time & need full coverage of MS Project.

Prasad Patil,  Asst. Engr.  PWD, Govt. of Maharashtra

If you can verbalize your expectations, Vivek can take care of fulfilling the same during his presentation.

Yogeshwar Bodas, General Manager, Mitsubishi Electric

The training concluded today at our HCL office premises in Noida. We take this opportunity to thank Mr. Vivek Prakash for his efforts in ensuring that the training was a grand success.

KK Bijani, Project Management Office, HCL Infosystem

Training Mode

Physical Classroom

  • Face to face interaction.
  • More effective communication due to presence of body language.
  • Less distractions due to confined in a classroom.
  • More disciplined as being watched by the trainer all the time.
  • Casual discussion over tea and lunch help make bonding.
  • More personalized as many clarifications are done over casual discussions.
  • Better networking with other fellow participants.
  • Social interactions make things more comfortable.
  • As people are used to this mode of learning, they find it more comfortable.

Virtual Classroom

  • Can join from anywhere – office or home.
  • Need need not to travel to training location. Saving time and avoid traffic manoeuvre.
  • Virtual classroom is not e-learning where you are alone. It is an interactive program led by a trainer similar to physical classroom along with other fellow participants.
  • Recordings of all the sessions to revisit whenever required.
  • Support a greener world – No use of paper – 100% paper free.
  • Comparatively less expensive.

Training Outline

The Foundation

  • Overview of estimation in software
  • Techniques in software estimation
  • Overview of FPA, WBS, UCP, Story Points

Let’s Understand estimation methodology

  • Understand WBS Estimates
  • Understand Use Case Points Estimates
  • Understand Story Points Estimates
  • Under Function Points Estimates

Type of count, scope, boundary

  • Counting data and transaction functionn
  • Calculating Un-adjusted function points
  • Calculate function points

Let’s Estimate a software development case

  • Estimating using WBS
  • Estimating using Use Case Points
  • Estimating using Story Points
  • Estimating using Function Points

A Comparative study of WBS, Use Case, Story Point and FPA

  • Understanding pros and cons of all the methodologies
  • Understanding parameters for selecting the right methodology

Case Study

  • Examining the requirements document
  • Defining scope and boundaries
  • Estimating using WBS, Use Case, Story Point and FPA

Who can attend?

  • Team Leads,
  • Project Managers,
  • Architects,
  • Sr. Manager,
  • Team Members,
  • Professionals involved in estimation and client negotiations.

Vivek Prakash

Founder and Chief Consultant

Trainer’s Profile

Vivek Prakash, The Founder and Chief Consultant at pmwares is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Microsoft Certified Professional with more than 25 years of experience. He is an active volunteer of PMI since 2003 when he started PMP Club in Mumbai. He led translation of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition and 6th Edition into Hindi and write for PMI Global Blog “Voice of Project Management”. Currently he is driving Project Manager’s Club of Pune – A not for profit initiative in association with College of Engineering, Pune (COEP)

Passionate about project management, he trains, coaches and mentors project managers, senior managers and leadership team to excel in project management and employ best practices. He provides advisory services to corporate for building strong project management capability, develop robust project management processes, setup effective project management systems and support managers on the job for implementation.

You can know more about Vivek Prakash on linkedin and connect with him.

Read his blog on pmwares: pmwares blog

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