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3.1.1 COCOMO-SCORM Interactive Courseware Project Cost Modeling

Roger Smith, Lacey Edwards
2006 INCOSE International Symposium  
This paper presents the current status of a project that is creating a cost estimation algorithm for interactive courseware based on the COCOMO II family of software cost models.  ...  The U.S. Department of Defense has made significant investments in interactive courseware designed to train personnel distributed around the world.  ...  and experience of personnel all influence the cost of developing learning content in much the same way they influence software development costs.  ... 
doi:10.1002/j.2334-5837.2006.tb02749.x fatcat:gnmpzmy44je6fmznobgtzlhi2i

Impact and contributions of MBASE on software engineering graduate courses

Ricardo Valerdi, Ray Madachy
2007 Journal of Systems and Software  
As the founding Director of the Center for Software Engineering, Professor Barry Boehm developed courses that have greatly impacted the education of software engineering students.  ...  Through the use of the MBASE framework and complementary tools, students have been able to obtain real-life software development experience without leaving campus.  ...  MBASE reflects characteristics of its creator. One important reason for the success of MBASE and Barry Boehm's overall influence is the focus on people issues.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2006.09.051 fatcat:pzn3yqrbsbgy3e46uoefkhz4ea

Constructive Cost Model II Metrics for Estimating Cost of Indigenous Software

Njoku A. Obilor, Agbakwuru A. Onyekachi, Amanze B. Chibuike, Njoku O. Donatus
2021 International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science  
This paper has highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of COCOMO II considering the hierarchy of COCOMO.  ...  There is growing concern over the frequent cases of cost overruns, and underestimation in software cost, especially, indigenous software products.  ...  A SLOC definition checklist is made available in the Appendix and somewhat departs from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) definition to fit the COCOMO II models definitions and assumptions.  ... 
doi:10.22161/ijaers.87.26 fatcat:wxlkmvi2avavvhn5di2qlbdp5i

e-Learning in Project Management Using Simulation Models: A Case Study Based on the Replication of an Experiment

Daniel Rodrguez, Miguel ngel Sicilia, Juan Jos Cuadrado-Gallego, Dietmar Pfahl
2006 IEEE Transactions on Education  
In this paper, the possibility of enhancing e-learning systems to achieve deep learning has been studied by replicating an experiment in which students had to learn basic software engineering principles  ...  One group learned these principles using a static approach, while the other group learned the same principles using a system-dynamics-based approach, which provided interactivity and feedback.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their useful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/te.2006.882367 fatcat:matqiwm4wrhhto4z2v6ubutdxy

Panel on the role of graduate software and systems engineering bodies of knowledge in formulating graduate software engineering curricula

Barry W. Boehm, Pierre Bourque, Don Gelosh, Thomas B. Hilburn, Art Pyster, Mary Shaw, J. Barrie Thompson
2011 2011 24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)  
This panel will examine the influence of bodies of knowledge on both the creation of new graduate software engineering programs and the evolution of existing ones. Panelist Biographies Dr. Barry W.  ...  The Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), published in 2004, and now under revision, has influenced many software engineering graduate programs worldwide.  ...  He was a member of the SE2004 steering committee, and is the Chair of IFIP Working Group 3.4, Professional and Vocational Education and Training. Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cseet.2011.5876142 dblp:conf/csee/BoehmBGHPST11 fatcat:qahwtzy4hzhdrfdgkykf4zpdeu

Simulation in Software Engineering with System Dynamics: A Case Study

Minghui Wu, Hui Yan
2009 Journal of Software  
Software Engineering education is facing difficulties because students have limited engineering experience and they can hardly understand typical phenomena occurring in software projects.  ...  The simulation models encapsulate collective knowledge of software engineering fields.  ...  Software engineering education is difficult because usually students lack of engineering experiences.  ... 
doi:10.4304/jsw.4.10.1127-1135 fatcat:v4sp7wvwbrdhlftcvh6km4xjsi

Investigating the Use of an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System in Software Development Effort Estimation

Zainab Rustum Mohsin
2021 Iraqi Journal for Computer Science and Mathematics  
It was developed utilizing the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO) dataset. The data were randomly divided into two sets: 83% for training and 17% for testing.  ...  The results showed that ANFIS produced better results in comparison with Function Point Analysis, Software Lifecycle Management, and COCOMO methods.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The author of the article is grateful to the University of Thi-Qar.  ... 
doi:10.52866/ijcsm.2021.02.02.003 fatcat:gjhyscuqizcfbbxnhshyjs4edu

Factors on Software Effort Estimation

Simon WU Iok Kuan
2017 International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications  
From the projects, the author extracted factors and applied them to a regression model. A prediction of software effort with accuracy of MMRE = 8% was constructed.  ...  Software effort estimation is an important process of system development life cycle, as it may affect the success of software projects if project designers estimate the projects inaccurately.  ...  From the results, implications have revealed design factors having strong influence on software effort estimate.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijsea.2017.8103 fatcat:djgoe6i7t5a6hjhfe5aolt5qcu

Estimating Software Cost with Security Risk Potential

Nur Atiqah Sia Abdullah, Rusli Abdullah, Hasan Selamat, Azmi Jaafar, Kamaruzaman Jusoff
2009 International Journal of Economics and Finance  
Software houses are now keen to provide secure software as requested by customers' desire with respect to security and quality of their products especially related to the software costing estimation in  ...  the software development and implementation environment.  ...  It consists of: a. Review on the existing software cost estimation models such as Mk II, COSMIC-FFP, COCOMO II, SLIM and FPA, concentrating on the security aspect. b.  ... 
doi:10.5539/ijef.v1n1p183 fatcat:o35vqqkntfannhbeoh75jsknze

COCOMO II parameters and IDPD: bilateral relevances

Ramin Moazeni, Daniel Link, Barry Boehm
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Software and System Process - ICSSP 2014  
Individual COCOMO II parameters are evaluated with regard to their development over the course of increments and how they influence IDPD. The reverse is also done.  ...  Instead, its cost driver and scale factors stay constant throughout the increments of a project.  ...  The size metrics are based on the logical SLOC definition, adopted from the Software Engineering Institute [7] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2600821.2600847 dblp:conf/ispw/MoazeniLB14 fatcat:rh3emezfgvfwlkt4fegmdt2xve

Effective Software Project Management Education through Simulation Models: An Externally Replicated Experiment [chapter]

D. Rodríguez, M. Satpathy, D. Pfahl
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A small number of empirical studies have been carried out to study the impact of software engineering education.  ...  One such study is by Pfahl et al [11] in which they have performed a controlled experiment to evaluate the learning effectiveness of using a process simulation model for educating computer science students  ...  The research was supported by the Spanish Research Agency (CICYT-TIC1143-C03-01) and The University of Reading.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-24659-6_21 fatcat:5ow3meqay5bilo657u3jhwzcsq

An empirical study using task assignment patterns to improve the accuracy of software effort estimation

R.K. Smith, J.E. Hale, A.S. Parrish
2001 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
of the 11 th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, IEEE Computer Society Press, February 1998, pp. 67-75. • Smith, R., A.  ...  Parrish, "Empowerment Paradigms in Education/Training," tutorial at the 10th SEI Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, April, 1997. • Parrish, A., D. Cordes, D. Hale, S.  ... 
doi:10.1109/32.910861 fatcat:bxwksz5d25bwnjsgulivg2zprm

Management of Changes in Software Requirements during Development Phases

Mohammad D. Aljohani, M. Rizwan J. Qureshi
2016 International Journal of Education and Management Engineering  
Therefore, software engineering processes, methods, and tools are used in order to manage these risks whereas changes in requirements have many negative influences such as effects on system development  ...  life cycle (SDLC) phases, project progress, and outcome of a software project.  ...  The model is implemented on Matlab and COCOMO data sets are used to train and test the network. Data sets are divided into two subsets to achieve high accuracy, i.e., training and validation.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijeme.2016.06.02 fatcat:heysllbkbjavhnpsp3opfwfxom

Towards an early software estimation using log-linear regression and a multilayer perceptron model

Ali Bou Nassif, Danny Ho, Luiz Fernando Capretz
2013 Journal of Systems and Software  
Furthermore, a comparison between the MLP and log-linear regression models was conducted based on the size of the projects.  ...  The most critical and crucial part of software estimation is when estimation is required in the early stages of the software life cycle where the problem to be solved has not yet been completely revealed  ...  To minimize the influence of the size variable on Effort and only focus on the influence of prod sum, the value of the size variable will be the same for each value of ¬ prod sum.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2012.07.050 fatcat:hayjbecenrfolpcu5fvsfh3xli

COCOMO II as Productivity Measurement: A Case Study at KBC

Lotte De Rore, Monique Snoeck, Geert Poels, Guido Dedene
2008 Social Science Research Network  
This research report describes on the one hand the set-up process of the measurement environment and on the other hand the measurement results.  ...  Software productivity is generally measured as the ratio of size over effort, whereby several techniques exist to measure the size.  ...  However, how can we define input and output in software engineering? Input is the amount of effort we spend on the project to deliver the software.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1369122 fatcat:i3zeftiwqnh5vaatny5fmfwrwe
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