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Assuring software cost estimates : is it an oxymoron?

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dc.contributor.author Hihn, Jairus
dc.contributor.author Tregre, Grant
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-20T20:05:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-20T20:05:10Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-07
dc.identifier.citation 45th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS-45 2012), IEEE Computer Society 2012, Maui, Hawaii, January 4-7, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-4630
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43160
dc.description.abstract The software industry repeatedly observes cost growth of well over 100% even after decades of cost estimation research and well-known best practices, so “What’s the problem?” In this paper we will provide an overview of the current state of software cost estimation best practice. We then explore whether applying some of the methods used in software assurance might improve the quality of software cost estimates. This paper especially focuses on issues associated with model calibration, estimate review, and the development and documentation of estimates as part of an integrated plan. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2013. en_US
dc.subject software cost estimation en_US
dc.subject best practices en_US
dc.title Assuring software cost estimates : is it an oxymoron? en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Economics and Cost Analysis en_US


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