Author: Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 97
"Software Cost Estimation and Sizing Methods: Issues and Guidelines recommends an approach to improving the utility and accuracy of software cost estimates by exposing uncertainty (in understanding the project) and reducing the risks associated with developing the estimates. The approach focuses on characteristics of the estimation process (such as which methods and models are most appropriate for a given situation) and the nature of the data used (such as software size). It describes risks in each of these factors in terms of symptoms and warning signs, and mitigation strategies for each." "The techniques described in this book are based on a literature review and on analysis of software estimation and risk, in addition to general lessons and guidance adapted from selected programs." "This book should be of particular interest to those organizations or agencies that use software estimates in the planning, budgeting, developing, or purchasing of software-intensive systems. It should also be of value to those involved in research and analysis of estimation models and techniques."--BOOK JACKET.