Accession Number:

ADA181767

Title:

Data Collection System for Estimating Software Development Cost.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 28 Sep 85-30 Sep 86,

Corporate Author:

TECHNION INTERNATIONAL INC WILMINGTON DE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

This study provides a prototype data collection system for the Air Force Contracts Management Division AFCMD to use to build a data base on software projects completed by USAF contractors. Common factors were evaluated and data elements reviewed for four parametric cost estimating models Cocomo, Jensen, Price-S and SLIM. This data collection system will enable the Air Force Plant Representative Offices AFPRO staff to counter contractors estimated on software development costs by citing similar projects done with fewer work-months, lower costs, or shorter schedules. Key parts of the system were adapted for use on existing computer systems so that AFPROs can begin immediately to develop a data base for mission-critical computer resources MCCR Projects. Keywords Test and evaluation Test methods Information systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE