Accession Number:

ADA065145

Title:

Handbook For Estimating Conversion Costs of Large Business Programs.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL COBOL COMPILER TESTING SERVICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

This handbook is intended to assist a manager in making estimates of conversion costs for large, businessadministrative data processing systems. It assumes that source programs are in a higher-level language probably COBOL, but most of the procedures are applicable to any conversion. The production phase would be the one most affected by deviations from these assumptions. The user of the handbook will note that many cost components are not quantified. This was done in those cases where a generalized rule of thumb, out of context, is simply not available. Thus, the user will have to supply his own figures. In all cases, estimates given are not to be taken as universal truths. A user of this handbook should not feel constrained by these estimates if his knowledge of his specific situation suggests different estimates. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE