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Understanding of Estimation Accuracy in Software Development Projects

S. Grimstad
11th IEEE International Software Metrics Symposium (METRICS'05)  
Metrics Dissertation Forum At the Metrics Dissertation Forum, I hope to get feedback and suggestions to my research in general, and on how to design the experiment in particular.  ...  The goal of the thesis is to contribute to improved understanding of reasons for estimation inaccuracy in software development projects.  ...  We performed a review which shows that the estimation terminology in use has severe interpretation problems. The clients' impact on estimation accuracy in software development projects [5] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/metrics.2005.50 dblp:conf/metrics/Grimstad05 fatcat:xsg2malchberbotzfbkqidvhie


Anooja A
2017 International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science  
Projects are facing lot of problems in area of software development like too expensive, late delivery, un-fulfilment of user requirement, compatibility and developing software according to budget are important  ...  This research work focus on software development cost and effort estimation in Agile.  ...  This paper is a step towards understanding the causes of inaccurate estimates in agile software development and problems related to estimation in Agile.  ... 
doi:10.26483/ijarcs.v8i8.4666 fatcat:gwkdb2sqwvc3ddkn2meeu4yudm

Distribution patterns of effort estimations

D. Milicic, C. Wohlin
2004 Proceedings. 30th Euromicro Conference, 2004.  
This study examines some characteristics of accuracies in software development efforts and identifies patterns that can be used to increase the understanding of the effort estimation discipline as well  ...  as to improve the accuracy of effort estimations.  ...  Acknowledgement The study was jointly funded by RKS AB and The Knowledge Foundation in Sweden under a research grant for the project "Blekinge -Engineering Software Qualities (BESQ)" (  ... 
doi:10.1109/eurmic.2004.1333398 dblp:conf/euromicro/MilicicW04 fatcat:3rylrtnntvekjh3i7tqzznqa7m

Software Development Effort and Cost Estimation: Neuro-Fuzzy Model

Divya Kashyap
2012 IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering  
Software development effort and cost prediction is one of the important activities in software project management. Accuracy in prediction is a challenge for software developers.  ...  Cost of developing a project increases with complexity of project accuracy predictions are strongly required during the early stages of project development.  ...  of software projects.  ... 
doi:10.9790/0661-0241214 fatcat:syom2g43mrb65mzbnqvc2qxkke

Effort Estimation in Agile Global Software Development Context [chapter]

Ricardo Britto, Muhammad Usman, Emilia Mendes
2014 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
to report the state of the art of effort estimation in agile global software development (ASD) context.  ...  Given that effort estimation plays a remarkable role in software project management, how do companies perform effort estimation when they use agile method in a GSD context?  ...  We would like to thank CNPq and INES, for partially supporting this work.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14358-3_15 fatcat:uxqm5dlvxfgivfdau47ooc3ffy

A preliminary checklist for software cost management

M. Jorgensen, K. Molokken
2003 Third International Conference on Quality Software, 2003. Proceedings.  
The checklist we suggest is based on checklists from a number of sources, e.g., a handbook in forecasting and checklists present in several Norwegian software companies.  ...  We believe that cost estimation processes and checklists should support these phases to enable high estimation accuracy.  ...  Description: Based on level of estimation problem understanding and completeness of estimation relevant decisions, consider whether it is meaningful and desirable to estimate the software project effort  ... 
doi:10.1109/qsic.2003.1319095 dblp:conf/qsic/JorgensenM03 fatcat:xymtyjk5mvc5vfxudv2ujgro3u

Determining the Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Effort Estimates for Different Application and Task Types

Saqib Bukhari, Ali Afzal Malik
2012 2012 10th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology  
An important asset in the skill set of any software project manager is the ability to somewhat accurately estimate the effort required to develop a software application.  ...  Acquiring this asset, however, requires a thorough understanding of the factors that may affect the accuracy of these estimates.  ...  Reham Tufail for helping us in gathering data for this empirical study.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fit.2012.16 dblp:conf/fit/BukhariM12 fatcat:rw43tpjlv5gljdcyrb7ifqqdxe

Comparative Analysis of Software Effort Estimation Techniques

P. K.Suri, Pallavi Ranjan
2012 International Journal of Computer Applications  
The greatest pitfall of software industry was the fast changing nature of software development which has made it difficult to develop parametric models that yield high accuracy for software development  ...  Project Failure is the major problem undergoing nowadays as seen by software project managers. Imprecision of the estimation is the reason for this problem.  ...  The fast changing nature of software development has made it very difficult to develop parametric models that yield high accuracy for software development in all domains.  ... 
doi:10.5120/7479-0540 fatcat:ajtte6wat5bn7bnzh2nczo7xy4

A Systematic Mapping of Factors Affecting Accuracy of Software Development Effort Estimation

Dirk Basten, Ali Sunyaev
2014 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
This study investigates extant research on factors that affect accuracy of software development effort estimation.  ...  For software developers, our results provide a useful map to check the assumptions that undergird their estimates, to build comprehensive experience databases, and to adequately staff design projects.  ...  accuracy of software development effort estimation.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.03404 fatcat:nj7rc3nwxrh25piiyhas32bjxa

Reasons for software effort estimation error: impact of respondent role, information collection approach, and data analysis method

M. Jorgensen, K. Molokken-Ostvold
2004 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
This study aims to improve analyses of why errors occur in software effort estimation.  ...  Within one software development company, we collected information about estimation errors through: 1) interviews with employees in different roles who are responsible for estimation, 2) estimation experience  ...  In some cases, e.g., when the projects were small, software developers could be responsible for the effort estimates of the whole project.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2004.103 fatcat:qytqqpteeneclpdbxwvsk7zbzq

A review of studies on expert estimation of software development effort

M. Jørgensen
2004 Journal of Systems and Software  
The review results suggest that expert estimation is the most frequently applied estimation strategy for software projects, that there is no substantial evidence in favour of use of estimation models,  ...  This paper provides an extensive review of studies related to expert estimation of software development effort.  ...  Acknowledgement Thanks to professor in psychology at the University of Oslo, Karl Halvor Teigen, for his very useful suggestions and interesting discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0164-1212(02)00156-5 fatcat:ao3zrpv3u5bhrhbr2avpjfndva

Quality Extended Use Case Point (QUCP): An Improved Cost Estimation Method

Ibrahim Mohammad Ba'abbad, M. Rizwan Jameel Qureshi
2021 International journal of computer science and mobile computing  
A software development company estimates time, effort and cost of the project during planning phase. It is important to have accurate estimations to reduce the risks of project failure.  ...  UCP cost estimation method is taken in this research to improve the accuracy of its estimation. UCP estimation depends on the use case diagram of the proposed system.  ...  Last but not least, my special tribute to all those people who participated in the survey.  ... 
doi:10.47760/ijcsmc.2021.v10i06.001 fatcat:ygiuhmxq6naonpu7yzpgfkvxja

Factors on Software Effort Estimation

Simon WU Iok Kuan
2017 International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications  
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.  ...  To develop such a model, the author used 60 completed software projects developed by a software company in Macau.  ...  The accuracy of a given software project estimate is calibrated by the magnitude of relative error (MRE).  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijsea.2017.8103 fatcat:djgoe6i7t5a6hjhfe5aolt5qcu

A Relative Study On Cost Estimation Techniques

K. Jayapratha, M. Muthamizharasan
2017 Zenodo  
Software cost estimation of a project plays a vital role in acceptance or rejection of its development. There have been lot of Software cost estimation models in use.  ...  Software Cost Estimation is one of the most important part in software development. It involves in estimating the effort and cost in terms of money to complete the software development.  ...  To produce a meaningful and reliable estimate, we must improve our understanding of software project attributes and their causal relationships, develop effective ways of measuring software complexity and  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.817562 fatcat:4fwpqizidfatzjdd6iiau7ldd4

Software effort estimation terminology: The tower of Babel

Stein Grimstad, Magne Jørgensen, Kjetil Moløkken-Østvold
2006 Information and Software Technology  
A lack of clarity and precision in the use of estimation terms reduces the interpretability of estimation accuracy results, makes the communication of estimates difficult, and lowers the learning possibilities  ...  This paper reports on a structured review of typical software effort estimation terminology in software engineering textbooks and software estimation research papers.  ...  Also, thanks to the Norwegian Research Council who sponsored this work through the SPIKE and INCO projects.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2005.04.004 fatcat:kndugzgzu5a7bo624phnlqmodm
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