Software Engineering Economics
Introduction: motivation and context; Case study 1: scientific american subscription processing; Case study 2: an urban school attendance system; The goals of software engineering; The software life-cycle: a quantitative models; The software life-cycle: phases and activities; The basic COCOMO model; The basic COCOMO model: development modes; the basic COCOMO model: activity distribution;The intermediate COCOMO model: product level estimates; Intermediate COCOMO: component level estimation; Fundamentals of software engineering economics; COst-effectiveness analysis; Performance models and cost-effectiveness models; Production functions: economies of scale; Choosing among aletrnatives: decision criteria; Multiple-goal decision analysis; Net value and marginal analysis; Present versus future expenditure and income; Figures of merit; Goals as constraints; Systems analysis and constrained optimization; Coping with unreconcilable and unquantifiable goals; Dealing with uncertainties, risk, and the value of information; Coping with uncertainties: risk analysis; Statistical decision theory: the value of information; The art of software cost estimation; Software cost estimation methods and procedures; Seven basic steps in software cost estimation; Alternative software cost estimation methods; The detailed COCOMO model; Detailed COCOMO: summary and operational description; Detailed COCOMO cost drivers: product attributes; Detailed COCOMO cost drivers: computer attributes; Detailed COCOMO cost drivers: personnel attributes; Detailed COCOMO cost drivers: project attributes; Factores not included in COCOMO; COCOMO evaluation; Software cost estimation and life-cycle management; Software maintenance cost estimation; Software life-cycle cost estimation; Software project planning and control; Improving software productivity; Index.
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analysis average Basic COCOMO breakdown structure budget capability CEMICS Chapter COCOMO cost driver COCOMO data base COCOMO estimates COCOMO model Code and unit column complete component cost driver attributes decision decision problem Detailed COCOMO Detailed design development effort development mode development schedule discussed diseconomies of scale earned value effects effort and schedule effort multipliers embedded-mode project example expected value experience factors FIGURE goals hardware Integration and test interface Intermediate COCOMO KDSI man-months module nominal operating system optimal Option organic-mode organization overall PCAP performance personnel PERT chart phase distribution Plans and requirements problem processors production function productivity range Rayleigh distribution Section Semidetached software cost estimation software development software engineering SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ECONOMICS software life-cycle software maintenance software product source instructions specification subgoals subsystem Table TDEV techniques test plans tion unit test versus virtual machine waterfall model WBS element