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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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2007), "Amplification of the COCOMO II regarding Offshore Software Projects", Proceeding of the Workshop on Offshoring of Software Development-Methods and Tools for Risk Management at the second International Conference on Global Software Engineering 2007, ISBN: 978-3-86644-203-0.
This technique further refined as COCOMO II considers a set of four "cost driver attributes" such as 1.
COCOMO II is a model to estimate costs and chronograms of development projects that uses the size as entrance in its phase of Initial Design.
The model is thoroughly described in the recent book, "Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO II," by Barry Boehm.
Barry Boehm and others, recently released Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO II, published by Prentice-Hall.
The COCOMO II cost model provides a framework for communicating business decisions among the stakeholders of a software project.
He has been on the COCOMO II research team since its inception at USC's Center for Software Engineering.
In fact, we've built an implementation of COCOMO II that illustrates the potential ROI that can be achieved through our Rational Suites(TM) product offering.