Cost Estimation Tool for Commercial Software Development Industries
| ||International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)|| |
|© - Issue 2012 by IJCTT Journal|
|Volume-3 Issue-2 |
|Year of Publication : 2012|
|Authors :Manisha Arora, Richa Arya, Dinesh Tagra, Anil Saroliya, Varun Sharma.|
Manisha Arora, Richa Arya, Dinesh Tagra, Anil Saroliya, Varun Sharma."Cost Estimation Tool for Commercial Software Development Industries "International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT),V3(2):306-310 Issue 2012 .ISSN 2231-2803.www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
Abstract: -As cost associated to the software development is increasing continuously, there is a need to direct attention at better understanding of development process and calibrating previous models and methods making them applicable to existing environment such as proposing hybrid tools using the techniques based on existing models. The main aim of this paper is to improve the cost estimation accuracy of applications at all the phases of a software development lifecycle by calibrating COCOMO using a function point as a size measure instead of SLOC being used in COCOMO model. Here we have discussed the working of proposed software estimation tool that is a hybrid implementation of various software estimation and measurement techniques helping an organization to determine metrics such as Effort, Time and Cost, essential for improving turnaround time. This tool also works towards utilizing these metrics for project planning, scheduling and tracking.
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Keywordssoftware cost estimation; software estimation tool; metrics; project planning; insert (key words)