Accession Number : ADA241678


Title :   A Descriptive Evaluation of Software Sizing Models


Corporate Author : DATA AND ANALYSIS CENTER FOR SOFTWARE GRIFFISS AFB NY


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a241678.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 171


Abstract : This document provides a comprehensive review and critique of software sizing models. All of the models and techniques described in this report will estimate project size in terms of source lines of code (SLOC). The initial focus of the report is on fourteen automated and non automated sizing techniques, which are grouped into categories that illustrate general approaches to sizing. Of the fourteen models initially reviewed , nine models were made the subject of a more detailed analysis. To gain additional insight into the strengths and weaknesses of each model, those that were accessible were exercised and applied to a developed software system, the CATSS Sensitivity Model. A detailed description of the sizing exercise, results, and conclusions are included in this evaluation.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , MODELS , SENSITIVITY , SIZES(DIMENSIONS)


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE