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A Novel Method for Efficient Software Size Estimation for Expert User Programming

Author(s):

Arpit Dhakad , SVITS Indore; Prof Rajeev G Vishwakarma, SVITS Indore

Keywords:

Novel Method, Size Estimation, Schedule, Effort, Cost.

Abstract

In this paper, we have presented an overview of existing size and effort estimates for software. All these estimates are described more or less on their own. Size & effort estimation is a very popular task. In this paper, we have also explained the fundamentals of size & effort estimation. We describe today’s approaches for size & effort estimation. From the broad variety of size & effort estimation models that have been developed we will compare the most important ones. The software development came in to existence around 60 years ago. Right from the beginning to till date the software engineering is continuously evolving the new techniques for developing quick, cheap and high quality software. Everything revolves around cost, schedule and quality. One such evolving field of software development is estimation models for software size and effort. Software size estimation is one of the most important input for software cost and effort estimation. Therefore improving the accuracy of software size estimation ultimately results in improving the accuracy of the software effort and cost estimates. This estimates are used in staffing, scheduling, planning, budgeting etc. But when we compute these estimates, only high level project requirements are available to us. Using this high level information to produce accurate software size estimates is a really challenging task.Project is always behind schedule, over budget, and of poor quality. So necessary steps are required to estimate size, effort, and cost accurately. Quality is a real challenge for most of the complex software. The important attributes of the software quality are accuracy, performance, security, availability, reliably etc. So there is a need of new matrices for efficiently estimating size.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3529
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 1899-1901

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