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Combining COCOMO and use case for better effort estimation

Author : Inderpreet Kaur Walia and Manpreet Kaur

Pages : 576-578
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Effort estimation the most important term used in software engineering and has a great value in software industry. As in software industries, Cost of the project and the time to complete the project is predicted by estimating efforts. There are many traditional methods for estimating efforts along with some defined factors, like COCOMO, Use-Case point, Function Point and many more. Cocomo is considered as the most suitable and reliable cost estimation model. However, at early phases; project effort estimation is difficult and more challenging to the project manager. If estimates are made ate the early stages, it will help to keep track rest of the project in terms of time and cost. In this paper, we discuss COCOMO model along with cost drivers and Use case point With Technical and Environmental factors. In this paper, there will be enhancement in the cost drivers by adding some technical and environmental factors.

Keywords: Cocomo, efforts, use case points.

Article published in International Journal of Current  Engineering  and Technology, Vol.4,No.2 (April- 2014)




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