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Cost estimation of software development and the implications for the program manager

Glenn Cameron Doyle

Cost estimation of software development and the implications for the program manager

by Glenn Cameron Doyle

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from the National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
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ContributionsSan Miguel, Joseph G., Sovereign, Michael G.
The Physical Object
Pagination137 p. ;
Number of Pages137
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Open LibraryOL25520994M

In software development, effort estimation is the process of predicting the most realistic amount of effort (expressed in terms of person-hours or money) required to develop or maintain software based on incomplete, uncertain and noisy input. Effort estimates may be used as input to project plans, iteration plans, budgets, investment analyses, pricing processes and bidding rounds. Keywords: software cost estimation, software cost estimation techniques, software cost estimation issues, software cost estimation challenges. 1. Introduction SCE is a process used in software development industry to estimate or predict the resource, efforts, cost of any development process, furthermore to the management.

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The cost estimate is the product of the cost estimating process. The cost estimate has a single total value and may have identifiable component values. A problem with a cost overrun can be avoided with a credible, reliable, and accurate cost estimate. A cost estimator is the professional who prepares cost estimates. Project cost estimating scares a lot of people. They don't know how much something will cost, but they know whatever value they give, they will be held to it by their manager. They don't know how much something will cost, but they know whatever value they give, they will be held to it by their manager.


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Software cost estimation 26 Objectives The objective of this chapter is to introduce techniques for estimating the cost and effort required for software production. When you have read this chapter, you will: understand the fundamentals of software costing and reasons why the price of the software may not be directly related to its development cost.

The costs of development are primarily the costs of the effort involved, so the effort computation is used in both the cost and the schedule estimate.

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5 Steps to Software Development Effort Estimation The software development effort estimation is an essential activity before any software project initiation. In this article, I will illustrate how to easily estimate the software effort using known estimation techniques which are Function Points Analysis (FPA) and Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO).

in each set: cost estimating at either the activity or the task level. Only the very granular forms of software cost estimation are usually rigor-ous enough to support contracts and serious business activities.

Let us consider the pros and cons of each of these six estimating methods. Overview of Manual Software-Estimating Methods. The success formula for repeatable execution of quality cost estimates and cost plans is a combination of experience, commercial intellect, and choices of optimal tools and approach.

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the costs associated with software development. Various cost estimation methods are available for use in software development process but concern lies in selecting better software cost estimation model to arrive at accurate cost estimation.

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Cost estimation has long been a difficult task in systems development, and although much research has focused on traditional methods, little is known about estimation in the agile method arena. Cost estimating is a well-developed discipline.

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In factCited by: In a world of limited funds, as a project manage you’re constantly deciding how to get the most return for your investment. The more accurate your estimate of project cost is, the better able you will be to manage your project’s budget.

Therefore, estimating a project’s costs is important for several reasons: It. Feb 20,  · Software Cost Estimation before requirements can be based on past experience with similar projects.

The second method is if you are able to find approximately number of User Interface forms to be developed for your project and classify them into v. A general misconception exists that Agile software development means that no long-term plan. Agile development does involve long-term planning and cost estimation is a critical activity in Agile programs.

It requires early, upfront analysis that demonstrates a high-level understanding of the program and its associated costs and benefits. Jul 18,  · 8 Steps to Better Software Estimation. There are as many ways to estimate the cost and timeline of a software project as there are development languages.

Cost Estimating Page 1 of 2 SDLC: Related Links COST ESTIMATING. Project underestimation of resources and costs is one of the most common contributors to project failure. As such, project managers should be knowledgeable of and consider the various industry techniques and tools in the definition and execution of project cost estimation.

This second edition of the groundbreaking Estimating Software Costs is a must-have desk reference for every PM, program manager and estimation practitioner. It has been updated to include treatment of Agile methods (and other variants such as XP), OO development, UML, and CMMI.

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