Software Cost Estimation with Cocomo II (with CD-ROM)
||Author: Barry W.Boehm, Ellis Horowitz, Ray Madachy, Donald Reifer, Bradford K. Clark|
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Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR (15 January, 2000)
Sales Rank: 40,362
Average Customer Rating: 4.67 out of 5
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A stalwart of software engineering modeling
The latest revision of the well known COCOMO constructive cost model is calibrated with a Bayesian approach that balances 161 industry reference points with the determination of software development experts. Software engineers use the COCOMO model to make financial decisions, set project budgets and schedules, negotiate tradeoffs, plan to maintain or upgrade legacy products, and decide where to implement process improvement. The model equations are provided including normative calibration using 5 scale factors and 17post-architecture effort multipliers. The criteria described for assessing your project for scale factors and effort multipliers are fuzzy in some cases (Default to the nominal level when in doubt). The model can accept estimates of either logical lines of code or function points as the primary input parameter. The book is accompanied with a CD that contains the USC implementation of the COCOMO model and some instructional videos. The final 2/3 of the text covers emerging extensions such as object point data, application point data, phase schedule and effort model (COPSEMO), dynamic COCOMO, RAD schedule estimation model (CORADMO), commercial-off-the-shelf integration model (COCOTS), quality estimation (COQUALMO), and productivity estimation (COPROMO). Read "Software Engineering Economics" published in 1981 for additional background information on the COCOMO model.
Rating: 4 out of 5
We are attempting to use this methodology for planning and review of onboard Aerospace Software, will give an update when we have actually used it in anger!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great guidence to deal with software cost estimation issues
This is great guidence for the people who involved in software cost estimation to deal with the current software engineering issues. It definitely helps to estimate the project's schedule and effort using COCOMO II (Implementation of the model).
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