Accession Number:

ADA029748

Title:

A Review of Software Cost Estimation Methods.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Software costs are becoming an increasingly larger portion of the cost of major military systems. This report presents the basic problems in estimating the cost of software development. Current strategies for making estimates are summarized and evaluated. Changes in the management of software acquisition and in the software development methods for large defense systems can improve software cost estimation. A number of these changes are identified. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE