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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alternative analysis average Chapter COCOMO cost drivers COCOMO data base COCOMO effort multipliers COCOMO estimates Code and unit column complexity component cost driver attributes decision decision problem Detailed design development modes development schedule discussed diseconomies of scale distribution of effort EDSI effects effort and schedule effort estimate embedded-mode project errors example expected value experience factors FIGURE goals hardware ideal effort multiplier integration and test interface Intermediate COCOMO maintenance man-months microprocessor module operating system Option organic-mode overall payoff matrix PCAP performance personnel phase distribution Plans and requirements problem processors product design production function productivity range provides Rayleigh distribution Semidetached software cost estimation software engineering software engineering economics software life-cycle software maintenance software product source instructions specification storage constraint subgoals subsystem Table TDEV techniques test phase test plans tion unit test versus virtual machine waterfall model