Comparative Analysis of Common Software Cost Estimation Modelling Techniques
Mathematical Modelling and Applications
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 33-39
Received: May 15, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 12, 2017; Published: Jul. 14, 2017
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Syed Zaffar Iqbal, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Alhamd Islamic University, Quetta, Pakistan
Muhammad Idrees, Department of Mathematics, Government Boys Degree College, Nushki, Pakistan
Ahmed Bin Sana, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Alhamd Islamic University, Quetta, Pakistan
Nawab Khan, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Alhamd Islamic University, Quetta, Pakistan
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Abstract
As software cost estimation in software projects is a very difficult, confusing and challenging work for any software company and software cost estimation is the primary step to start any software project. It gives the overview of resources, efforts and time/schedule required for a software project in respect of cost to the software company. Software project success generally depends on software cost estimation as it provides us an initial idea of the track, challenges and risk involved in the software project development. The software cost estimation in software engineering is very challenging to match the actual cost of the software project with estimated cost. Effective software cost estimation can help software company make more consistent decisions in planning the software project risk. If the predicted estimates are wrong it may lead to negative results for a software company. Many software companies find, search and analyze software project performance by estimating software cost estimation accuracy. Unfortunately, regardless of the large body of experienced and skilled with estimation models, the accuracy of these models is not adequate. In this research paper observation on the performance of the software cost estimation methods and description of methodologies and technique used in to software project cost estimation included. This research paper give comparative comparison study of software cost estimation methods and reviews several classes of software cost estimation models and techniques. Also study the pros and cons of different software cost estimation modeling techniques.
Keywords
Comparative Analysis of Cost Estimation, Software Cost Estimation Models, Software Cost Estimations
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Syed Zaffar Iqbal, Muhammad Idrees, Ahmed Bin Sana, Nawab Khan, Comparative Analysis of Common Software Cost Estimation Modelling Techniques, Mathematical Modelling and Applications. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 33-39. doi: 10.11648/j.mma.20170203.12
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