COCOMO


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COCOMO

COCOMO

(COnstructive COst MOdel) A method for estimating a software project which was conceived by Dr. Barry Boehm in his 1981 book, "Software Engineering Economics." The heart of COCOMO is based on the Effort Equation, which applies a value to the tasks at hand based on the scope of the project (ranging from a small, familiar system to a complex system that is new to the organization). The Costar package from Softstar Systems, Amherst, NH (www.softstarsystems.com) has been using the COCOMO method since 1986. See also DOCOMO.
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Bayesian dissection has been utilized within numerous exploratory controls and was utilized as a part of the improvement of the COCOMO II model.
E-Cost Estimation Using Expert Judgment and COCOMO II".
On the Sensitivity of COCOMO II SCE Model, Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE Symposium on Software Metrics (2002).
Las caracteristicas del proyecto de investigacion y las especificaciones del software llevan al grupo de investigadores y desarrolladores a inclinarse por el metodo de estimacion de esfuerzo y costos COCOMO, definiendo, como se menciono anteriormente, las variables utilizadas por este para los calculos respectivos y su concordancia con la disponibilidad de las mismas en el proyecto.
In Parameter model COCOMO is most widely used because of its estimation equations that provide flexible and reliable input and output factors for scheduling and work load during the project development [9].
Therefore, COCOMO is a far too conservative model for cost estimating when using a J2EE framework for several reasons.
Using Barry Boehm's COCOMO model [1] of the development costs for such a (semidetached) application without cost drivers factored in and an industry rule of thumb for maintenance costs, we get the following lifecycle costs:
Barry Boehm and others, recently released Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO II, published by Prentice-Hall.
In the particular organization, software project managers use Boehm's [14] COCOMO model to determine initial project estimates, which are then adjusted upward using a judgmental safety factor to come up withthe project estimates actually used.
5th International COCOMO User's Group Meeting Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Penn.