Software Engineering Technology

Randall Jensen, Lawrence Putnam, Sr
February 2006 23 T he purpose of this article is to present an unbiased comparison of three approaches to estimating software development costs. Rather than a single author attempting to arrive at a middle of the road, politically correct description of the three approaches, this article presents the comparison according to three individuals who are at the heart of these major estimating philosophies (from the horses' mouths so to speak).