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Models for Improving Software System Size Estimates during Development

William W. AGRESTI, William M. EVANCO, William M. THOMAS
2010 Journal of Software Engineering and Applications  
This paper addresses the challenge of estimating eventual software system size during a development project.  ...  Four models were developed to provide an increasingly accurate size estimate throughout the design process.  ...  The research reported in this paper addresses the question of how to improve our capability for estimating the size of software systems during a development project.  ... 
doi:10.4236/jsea.2010.31001 fatcat:espfpbnixrgsfdbizbe3mgj7vm

Amalgamation of Estimation Techniques in Assessing Software Metrics and their Utilization in Project Management

Swati Chaudhary, Madan Singh
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
The main reason for software-intensive acquisition programs is the poor size estimation that is not more effective.  ...  The estimation of the significant software metrics,utilization of the metrics,recording the metrics are the challenges in software estimation.  ...  As we always estimate size too low for software projects, we do not fund or allow enough time for development.  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i3.12.16022 fatcat:3smytetchfb7fk7qzyd2uzvrze

Software project development cost estimation

Barbara A. Kitchenham, N.R. Taylor
1985 Journal of Systems and Software  
This paper reports the results of an empirical investigation of the relationships between effort expended, time scales, and project size for software project development.  ...  However, the results did suggest that it was possible to develop cost models tailored to a particular environment and to improve the precision of the models as they are used during the development cycle  ...  The estimates were obtained using the COCOMO~mbedded mode equations for the BT System X developments and the COCOMO semidetached mode equations for the BT software house developments and the ICL developments  ... 
doi:10.1016/0164-1212(85)90026-3 fatcat:3klr22k4mjcdhgew27wush7q2m

Early Phase Cost Models for Agile Software Processes in the US DoD

Wilson Rosa, Raymond Madachy, Bradford Clark, Barry Boehm
2017 2017 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)  
Aims: The objectives are to improve cost estimation by investigating available sizing measures, and providing practical effort estimation models for agile software development projects during the contract  ...  Conclusion: These models may be used for estimates of agile projects, and evaluating software development contract cost proposals with inputs available during the bidding phase or earlier.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT Thanks to Joseph M Diaz (Naval Center for Cost Analysis) and to the many interviewed data submitters for their outstanding support of this effort.  ... 
doi:10.1109/esem.2017.10 dblp:conf/esem/RosaMCB17 fatcat:vxd57bj3ofdwno57yyodplbt5e

A survey on software cost estimation in the chinese software industry

Da Yang, Qing Wang, Mingshu Li, Ye Yang, Kai Ye, Jing Du
2008 Proceedings of the Second ACM-IEEE international symposium on Empirical software engineering and measurement - ESEM '08  
(15%) used model-based methods, and that the high adoption cost and insignificant benefit after adoption were the main causes for low use of model-based methods.  ...  The paper presents the current situations related to software project estimation in China and provides evidence-based suggestions on how to improve software project estimation.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank: the Chinese Systems and Software Process Improvement Association for the support of this research; the participants of our survey for their time and effort; and  ... 
doi:10.1145/1414004.1414045 dblp:conf/esem/YangWLYYD08 fatcat:i7ph53gk6bb35lvor5vu32xm2a

Exploration of a Method for COSMIC Size Estimation from S-BPM [chapter]

Murat Salmanoğlu, Onur Demirörs, Oktay Türetken
2014 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
Process models are ideal to use for our purposes as they are constructed usually during organizational process improvement activities and are readily available before software development project begins  ...  Also the future work related with this study can be listed as follows: • Improving the model to use without the SBD for software system • Carrying information about Data Groups by using Business Objects  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06191-7_4 fatcat:4jf6ivobc5cglld4sd5zgostpa

Adapting, correcting, and perfecting software estimates: a maintenance metaphor

T.K. Abdel-Hamid
1993 Computer  
(1/8) Model demonstration(1/8) Three parts -Before the project start Adapting initial estimates • To adapt the COCOMO estimates to organizational realities -During software development Correcting  ...  Couldn't constantly evaluate costs and schedules -How to improve? Use continuous software estimation models • • Just do it Just do it !  ... 
doi:10.1109/2.204681 fatcat:uthoj3i5hfa4zec4wjaxpz7b5e

Shaping the Effort of Developing Secure Software

Ye Yang, Jing Du, Qing Wang
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
Effort estimation is extremely challenging for developing secure software systems.  ...  This paper reports an exploratory study in establishing effort estimation model for secure operating system software development in China.  ...  for secure software systems.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.03.041 fatcat:z4uejpev2bdulbwup2ofsvplbm

Regression Based Software Project Effort Estimation with Reusability for Startups

2020 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
Prediction of effort for software development is the major task for the effective management of any software industry.  ...  This study focuses on Multiple Linear regression for Software Effort Estimation technique which will provide higher classification accuracy of a software project and thus improves the prediction efficiently  ...  Software Project Estimation process As shown in Figure1.1,project estimation incorporates size, exertion and cost estimations for improving software improvement to finish a project .  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijrte.f8306.038620 fatcat:7rmf62gyebawlknkhhbcnobska

Leveraging Defect Prediction Metrics in Software Program Management

Alagappan V
2012 International Journal of Computer Applications  
The accuracy of predicting the defects in the software is based on many factors such as the estimated size of the software, estimated defect density and software complexity.  ...  Numerous software metrics and statistical models have been developed to address this but there are limitations of these models to different software development projects.  ...  EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW Our experience of the defect prediction model deployment is for large software system development projects with duration of around 8 to 12 months and the software development methodology  ... 
doi:10.5120/7920-1224 fatcat:uf6jmanbojaatdwombwekhsmc4

Predict the number of remaining faults during inspection using actual inspection data, where as Stranded predict which files will contain the most faults in the next release
IJARCCE - Computer and Communication Engineering

2014 IJARCCE  
Software reliability growth models (SRGMs) are also used to estimate the total number of faults to measure software reliability.  ...  knowledge and empirical data, that are not necessarily collected by most software development companies.  ...  This could be used to improve the plan for developing the test cases.  ... 
doi:10.17148/ijarcce.2014.31124 fatcat:ev4zoon5trc55erjjtrken27my

Software Effort, Quality, and Cycle Time: A Study of CMM Level 5 Projects

Manish Agrawal, Kaushal Chari
2007 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) has become a popular methodology for improving software development processes with the goal of developing high-quality software within budget and planned cycle time.  ...  factors other than software size.  ...  An excellent summary of early models to estimate software development effort has been provided by Mohanty [34] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2007.29 fatcat:m5an4cke35cilmiz7edlreyw2u

Novel Metrics in Software Industry

Dinesh Kumar Y, Nuka Raju Kolli
2017 International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development  
As various types of metrics are being developed and used, these experiences show evidence of benefits and improvements in quality and reliability.  ...  The role of metrics in software quality is well recognized. However, software metrics are yet to be standardized and integrated into development practices across software industry.  ...  Changes to the estimated total size of the effort are also reported along with plans to reflect new totals. Information from the metrics is shared with the system developers for improvement purposes.  ... 
doi:10.31142/ijtsrd8215 fatcat:uyvd6cdtubeyjloz2pslbuy7ia

Develop Efficient Technique of Cost Estimation Model for Software Applications

Lalit V.Patil, Sagar K Badjate, S. D. Joshi
2014 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Software cost estimation predicts the amount of effort and development time required to build the system.  ...  The Software cost estimation process depends on the attributes such as peoples working in teams, programming language used and software tools used, salaries and overhead costs associated with the development  ...  The methods can be derived from actual projects can be utilized for similar size projects. During estimation of projects, project failures have been an important issue.  ... 
doi:10.5120/15292-3951 fatcat:nvdzstspufd5zg2sekulkrzioy

Improving the Accuracy of Early Software Size Estimation using Analysis-to-Design Adjustment Factors (ADAFs)

Marriam Daud, Ali Afzal Malik
2021 IEEE Access  
ACKNOWLEDGMENT We are thankful to the Editor and reviewers for their valuable comments.  ...  [17] proposed a method for early software size estimation using a conceptual data model of information systems.  ...  software size estimation models.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3085752 fatcat:e532afxcxneyvpqyonwo56gkvu
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