Top critical review
Title is a little misleading
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2009
This book is full of statistical information. If you are already a software estimator, then this book will probably help you. However, the subtitle, "Demystifying the Black Art" seems, to me, to mean that the book will help you learn to do a software estimate. Not learn how to do it better, but learn how to do it, period. That is not what this book is about. It is about doing it better. If you already know the basics of function point or line of code estimation, then this book will probably help you make *better* estimates. However, if you want to learn the "black art of estimation", then this book will not demystify anything.
I think overall it is a good book, which is why I gave it three stars. However, it is very inappropriately titled. If you already know the basics of software estimation, then there is probably not any mystery for you. This book would have been better subtitled, "Enhancing the Black Art", or "Getting your black belt in Software Estimation".
I suppose that once I learn how to estimate software this book will be more beneficial.