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Parametric Models for Effort Estimation for Global Software Development

S. Ramacharan, K. Venu Gopala Rao
2013 Lecture Notes on Software Engineering  
The main objective & aim of this paper is to identify the problems that arise due to distributed software & offshore software development.  ...  Index Terms-COCOMO II, effort estimation methods, SLIM, ISBSG, off shoring, risk management.  ...  The SLIM tool is the product of SLIM (for the proprietary of Putnam"s model) which is a metrics-based estimation tool [4] , developed by Quantitative Software Management (QSM), using validated data of  ... 
doi:10.7763/lnse.2013.v1.40 fatcat:spzu36azcvgubnfodgftdjxniq

Accuracy of Contemporary Parametric Software Estimation Models: A Comparative Analysis

Derya Toka, Oktay Turetken
2013 2013 39th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications  
Using real project data from 51 software development projects, we evaluated the capabilities of the models by comparing the predictions with the actual effort and duration values.  ...  This paper presents an empirical evaluation of four parametric software estimation models, namely COCOMO II, SEER-SEM, SLIM, and TruePlanning, in terms of their project effort and duration prediction accuracy  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors gratefully acknowledge Galorath Int. Ltd., QSM Inc., and PRICE Systems Inc. for their valuable contributions and effort in offering the resources for this study.  ... 
doi:10.1109/seaa.2013.49 dblp:conf/euromicro/TokaT13 fatcat:qaiz5iqacnd7bmdv4dqebwplay

Analysis of Empirical Software Effort Estimation Models [article]

Saleem Basha, Dhavachelvan Ponnurangam
2010 arXiv   pre-print
Accurate effort estimation is the state of art of software engineering, effort estimation of software is the preliminary phase between the client and the business enterprise.  ...  This work follows the basics of the empirical software effort estimation models. The goal of this paper is to study the empirical software effort estimation.  ...  The SLIM model uses two equations: the software the manpower equation and software productivity level equation The SLIM model uses Rayleigh distribution to estimate to estimate project schedule and defect  ... 
arXiv:1004.1239v1 fatcat:lcanpcsh5fhw5mtpxiu7lfmxjy

Identifying the Importance of Software Reuse in COCOMO81, COCOMOII [article]

CH.V.M.K.Hari, Prof. Prasad Reddy P.V.G.D, J.N.V.R Swarup Kumar and G.SriRamGanesh
2009 arXiv   pre-print
This paper articulates the conventional overview of software cost estimation modus operandi available.  ...  Software cost estimation is a vital role in preeminent software project decisions such as resource allocation and bidding.  ...  projects (more than 70 KDLOC) and SLIM is a software tool based on this model for cost estimation and manpower scheduling.  ... 
arXiv:0912.2320v1 fatcat:o6amkvl7vve3vpcdf7zdmgrlta

An empirical validation of software cost estimation models

Chris F Kemerer
1987 Communications of the ACM  
This paper evaluates four of the most popular algorithmic models used to estimate software costs (SLIM, COCOMO, FUNCTION POINTS, and ESTIMACS).  ...  As a result, considerable research attention is now directed at gaining a better understanding of the software development process, as well as constructing and evaluating software cost estimating tools  ...  Additional thanks to Douglas Putnam of Quantitative Software Management and Patrick Madden of Management and Computer Services for permission to use their models during this research.  ... 
doi:10.1145/22899.22906 fatcat:ouqpogdocjcqpnhhcibmdq4hhq

A probabilistic model for predicting software development effort

P.C. Pendharkar, G.H. Subramanian, J.A. Rodger
2005 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
One of the reasons for the interest in the use of Bayesian probabilistic models, when compared to traditional point forecast estimation models, is that Bayesian models provide tools for risk estimation  ...  We develop a causal model from the literature and, using a data set of 33 real-world software projects, we illustrate how decision-making risks can be incorporated in the Bayesian networks.  ...  A.2 The SLIM (Software Lifecycle Management) Method The SLIM method is a theory-based technique to estimate software development effort and schedule.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2005.75 fatcat:qs3dy7w2i5hexle6p5zy7fkdiu

A cost model to estimate the effort of data mining projects (DMCoMo)

Oscar Marbán, Ernestina Menasalvas, Covadonga Fernández-Baizán
2008 Information Systems  
In software development a lot of methods are described to estimate the costs of project development (SLIM, SEER-SEM, PRICE-S and COCOMO).  ...  Consequently, in this paper we propose to design and validate a parametric cost estimation model, similar to COCOMO or SLIM in software development, for Data Mining projects (DMCoMo 1 ).  ...  But we can try to use the software estimation tools such as COCOMO II [18], SLIM [19] or PRICE-S [20] to estimate the cost of Data Mining projects.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.is.2007.07.004 fatcat:vxi4og2zcnhzrctevxpy6wp4u4

A Probabilistic Model for Predicting Software Development Effort [chapter]

Parag C. Pendharkar, Girish H. Subramanian, James A. Rodger
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
One of the reasons for the interest in the use of Bayesian probabilistic models, when compared to traditional point forecast estimation models, is that Bayesian models provide tools for risk estimation  ...  We develop a causal model from the literature and, using a data set of 33 real-world software projects, we illustrate how decision-making risks can be incorporated in the Bayesian networks.  ...  A.2 The SLIM (Software Lifecycle Management) Method The SLIM method is a theory-based technique to estimate software development effort and schedule.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-44843-8_63 fatcat:2hpoioqxxbdcbebeb5et5py2sa

When the project absolutely must get done

Stan Rifkin
2000 Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on Software engineering - ICSE '00  
The tool used, ViteProject, was developed over the last ten years in a Stanford University laboratory, where substantial results have been achieved when applied to design activities other than software  ...  We present our real-world experience with several software projects, where it has improved project visibility and allowed us to rationally optimize projects in a way hitherto impossible.  ...  In order to proceed, we have used Quantitative Software Management's SLIM-Estimate macro software project estimation tool [8] to estimate the overall duration, the duration and effort for each milestone  ... 
doi:10.1145/337180.337475 dblp:conf/icse/Rifkin00 fatcat:ntptuvv2w5bhfewh4bv5jfcbky

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Barry Boehm, Chris Abts, Sunita Chulani
2012 Annals of Software Engineering  
The primary conclusion is that no single technique is best for all situations, and that a careful comparison of the results of several approaches is most likely to produce realistic estimates.  ...  in software technology.  ...  Special thanks to the model and tool vendors who provided the authors with the information required to perform this study.  ... 
doi:10.1023/a:1018991717352 fatcat:3wutxdp6czaf7eqk37feladxxq

Comparative Analysis of Software Effort Estimation Techniques

P. K.Suri, Pallavi Ranjan
2012 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Development of useful models that accurately predict the cost of developing a software product. It is a very important objective of software industry.  ...  Project Failure is the major problem undergoing nowadays as seen by software project managers. Imprecision of the estimation is the reason for this problem.  ...  It was the commercial tool to be marketed in United States.  1979, SLIM (Software Life Cycle Model) was introduced to US-Market by Lawrence H. Putnam based on Norden Rayleigh Curve [28].  ... 
doi:10.5120/7479-0540 fatcat:ajtte6wat5bn7bnzh2nczo7xy4

Comparative Study of Software Estimation Techniques

Mohammed Aljohani, Rizwan Qureshi
2017 International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications  
Model, composite and regression techniques are used to derive COCOMO, COCOMO II, SLIM and linear multiple respectively.  ...  Therefore, this paper in relation to software estimation techniques has proposed a model that can be helpful to the information technology firms, researchers and other firms that use information technology  ...  Jaiswal and sharma [18] proposed a tool to estimate cost and risk of software project. The tool is an estimator tool.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijsea.2017.8603 fatcat:v6zwsdtwh5a5takqt7dlypi2xq

A Survey Report On Various Software Estimation Techniques And Practices

Deepak Nandal, Om Prakash Sangwan
2016 Zenodo  
This review aims to discuss the methods for calculating and optimizing the metrices by using metaheuristic algorithms for software development.  ...  A successful software project development not only relies on the product efficiency but also the accurate estimation The estimation in software development depends on various factors especially on cost  ...  In order to use the SLIM model the software size must be identified in advance. Assessment of SLIM tells that SLIM estimates are extremely sensitive to the technology factor.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.163521 fatcat:36ryfpmz25ezrk75ahczn4bhnq

An Empirical Study on Software Test Effort Estimation for Defense Projects

Esra Cibir, Tulin Ercelebi Ayyildiz
2022 IEEE Access  
A method for estimating the testing effort is proposed using a novel set of software testing metrics that have not been used in any previously proposed software test effort estimation methods.  ...  This study aims to investigate the relationships between software test metrics used in the industry and software testing efforts.  ...  Slim-based effort estimation is suitable for large projects; however, it requires some parameters to be estimated. The use-case point technique is explained in [19] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3172326 fatcat:dpz6sjtpkrfk5cdkqebxmczjcu

Software Effort Estimation Techniques

E. J. Sai Pavan Chowdary
2018 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Lots of Software Project Management are dealt with the effort estimation technique.  ...  is very difficult scenario for the software projects so it is difficult to estimate the cost and effort.  ...  In the very beginning of 1970's the first software estimation tool was made and known as the COCOMO and was develop by Barry Boehn.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2018.4424 fatcat:lk2xq3otzbgz3kl5jkc47lfe6u
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