Author: Erik Nelsestuen

Erik Nelsestuen

Erik Nelsestuen

Software Engineer

Passionate for timely delivery of elegant, object oriented, test-driven web apps, balanced with a diet of mountain sports and plenty of fruits and vegetables.

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  • Thus far in this series, The Art of Accurate Software Estimation, I have presented a wide breadth of the complexities and challenges that we face in presenting a software estimate. In this post, I am anxious to discuss the subject of how choosing software frameworks and estimating with those frameworks in mind can help simplify estimation. I am using a wide application of the term software framework and am generally including anything from small libr…
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  • This post is a continuation of the series, The Art of Accurate Software Estimation. Thus far in the series, we have been setting the organizational and business context in which an estimate is presented. In this post, we’ll see how formalizing a Definition of Done will help improve estimates, increase transparency regarding the cost of software and establish the expectations of what successful completion of a feature really means. Start wit…
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  • In part one of this series, The Art of Accurate Software Estimation, I introduced my goal of understanding and minimizing the challenges of software estimation. I also presented some of the context considerations that the business environment influences. In this post, we continue this endless quest of an accurate estimate with consideration for other contextual perspective regarding some of the things that are often neglected when attempting t…
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  • In this fast paced, information saturated age of technological advancements, it is impossible to deny the impacts that software has had on the way we do business, the structure of our economics, and the way we interact on a personal and social level. One of the primary challenges that arises from this undeniable and profitable industry is the endless quest of an accurate estimation of what software projects will cost and how quickly they can be deliver…
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  • Recently, we were looking for lightweight reporting tools for integration into one of our Asp.Net projects, that would make things easy to pull html and pdf versions of the report. There is no shortage of enterprise reporting frameworks each with their own daunting learning curve, custom integration points, installation processes, and export features. Of course, the word enterprise immediately throws us off track, and if we needed an earth mover…
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