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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Cost Models for Future Software Life Cycle Processes: COCOMO 2.
In the public domain, alternatively, are well-liked models such as COCOMO (Boehm 1981) and military standard DOD MIL SPEC 881-B (Department of Defense 1993).
Apache Climate is the result of an estimated 24 years of effort (as calculated by the COCOMO - Constructive Cost Model), with nearly 850 commits by 15 individual contributors (representing 94,843 lines of code) during its first year at The Apache Software Foundation.
Therefore, COCOMO is a far too conservative model for cost estimating when using a J2EE framework for several reasons.