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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In TRW's COCOMO model [14], for example, the project's average staff size would be determined by dividing the man-day estimate by the development time estimate (TDEV).
In preparing a cost analysis, we have tried to parallel it with the COCOMO software development model [5] where possible.
The approach to determining which models were well regarded was twofold: First, Barry Boehm (developer of the COCOMO model, a model eventually selected for this study) has written a widely cited book entitled software Engineering Economics [5] in which he provides an analysis of eight important models.