Accession Number:

ADA055574

Title:

Software Acquisition Management Guidebook: Cost Estimation and Measurement.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

The Software Cost Estimation and Measurement guidebook is designed to assist Air Force personnel who are responsible for estimating and controlling the costs of embedded software within command, control, and communications systems. It provides a basic understanding of the current methodologies used in the formation of Air Force and contractor software cost estimates. Insight is provided into some of the problems and reasons for the problems associated with software cost estimates made by both Government and industry. The guidebook discusses the role of parametric models used in cost estimation and reviews three experimental predictive models. It also discusses the process of monitoring software costs and schedules while providing guidance to relevant military regulations, specifications, standards, and supporting literature. Much of the information and guidance provided is applicable to smaller less complex systems, but in all cases, it should be tailored to the needs of individual projects. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE