Accession Number : AD0447329


Title :   FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING,


Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA*


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


Report Date : 30 Jun 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : Although accurate estimation of computer programming costs is an important prerequisite for effective programming management, such estimates have historically been very unreliable. Some of the underlying causes of this problem are discussed, and about fifty factors that appear to contribute to the cost of computer programs are identified. Data concerning the effects of a few of these factors upon cost are presented by way of illustration. Recommendations are made for more detailed cost collection, cost analysis, and experimentation.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , MANPOWER , TRAINING , DATA PROCESSING , REPORTS , MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE