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COCOMOCU: COnstructive Cost Model Containing Uncertainties

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007420D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-25

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Carmie A. Hull Alexis Takvorian Becky Joos

Abstract

A key capability required for the effective man- agement of software development organizations is the ability to accurately estimate the effort] required to produce a sollware product. Automated tools exist to aid in this estimation process, but of those tools currently available, none provide the user with any data that directly reflects the reliability of the esti- mate. In addition to being an automated aid for the estimation of sohware development effort, this prod- uct also provides the user with data explicitly indi- cating the accuracy (uncertainty) ofthe estimate.