Estimating Software Costs

Estimating Software Costs

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Deliver bug-free software projects on schedule and within budget Get a clear, complete understanding of how to estimate software costs, schedules, and quality using the real-world information contained in this comprehensive volume. Find out how to choose the correct hardware and software tools, develop an appraisal strategy, deploy tests and prototypes, and produce accurate software cost estimates. Plus, you'll get full coverage of cutting-edge estimating approaches using Java, object-oriented methods, and reusable components. Plan for and execute project-, phase-, and activity-level cost estimations Estimate regression, component, integration, and stress tests Compensate for inaccuracies in data collection, calculation, and analysis Assess software deliverables and data complexity Test design principles and operational characteristics using software prototyping Handle configuration change, research, quality control, and documentation costs qCapers Jones' work offers a unique contribution to the understanding of the economics of software production. It provides deep insights into why our advances in computing are not matched with corresponding improvements in the software that drives it. This book is absolutely required reading for an understanding of the limitations of our technological advances.q --Paul A. Strassmann, former CIO of Xerox, the Department of Defense, and NASAThe large number of alternative development approaches in the software engineering literature is a good indication that ... many competing software engineering approaches, it is apparent that none have yet succeeded in solving all 30 problems, ... A certification exam is administered by the IFPUG organization , and there are more than 1000 certified function point ... including but not limited to Agile stories; various forms of diagramming that are part of the unified modeling languageanbsp;...

Title:Estimating Software Costs
Author: Capers Jones
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2007-05-10

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