Accession Number : AD0450779


Title :   ESTIMATION OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING COSTS,


Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA*


Personal Author(s) : LaBolle, V


Report Date : 14 Sep 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : Estimation of computer programming costs is considered as one of many management problems in computer program development. Present technical management aids that are commonly available, for example, those for estimating costs, are not reliable and are primitive by contrast with tfose used in equipment development. Factors that appear to influence programming cost are reviewed and quantitative experience data for some of these factors are shown. Difficulties associated withimproved cost analysisare discussed, examples of work to alleviate these problems are reviewed, a plea for more analytical work to aid managers in program development concludes the discussion. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE