Heuristic Estimation

Definition of Heuristic Estimation

Heuristic estimation technique uses "Rule of Thumb" or certain generally acceptable rules for estimation. Heuristic estimates are derived based on experience (on past projects) and not from scientific rules or formulae. For example, a software development company may have learned from experience that testing usually takes about 20% of the time it takes for coding.

Last updated: July 11, 2020