Accession Number:

AD0648750

Title:

MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK FOR THE ESTIMATION OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING COSTS

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

Guidelines are presented to help managers estimate the costs of computer programming. The guidelines summarize a statistical analysis of 169 computer programming efforts with equations to estimate man months, computer hours, and months elapsed, and also planning factors such as man months per thousand instructions. Opinions, rules of thumb, and experience data based upon literature search and experience supplement the statistical results. Forms with the guidelines are organized into six sections corresponding to a six-step division of the computer programming process. Advice is given on the integration of cost estimates into a cost analysis to justify and plan ADP projects.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE