Accession Number : AD0430259


Title :   COSTS ASPECTS OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR COMMAND AND CONTROL,


Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Farr,Leonard ; Nanus,Burt


Report Date : 13 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : This report describes one aspect of an ARPAsponsored project to develop improved management techniques for computer programming in command and control systems--the problem of cost estimation. The report states that although cost estimation is an important prerequisite for effective programming management, program estimates have historically been very unreliable. It discusses some of the underlying causes of the cost estimation problem and identifies about fifty factors that appear to contribute to cost. The report gives some data concerning the effects of some of the factors upon cost. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , ECONOMICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE