Ada COCOMO and the Ada Process Model
TRW SPACE AND DEFENSE SECTOR REDONDO BEACH CA
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Recently, three software development approaches have motivated the development of a revised version of COCOMO the use of the Ada programming language, the use of incremental development, and the use of the Ada process model capitalizing on the strengths of Ada to improve the efficiency of software development. This paper presents the portions of the revised Ada COCOMO dealing with the effects of Ada and the Ada process model. The remainder of this section of the paper discusses the objectives of Ada COCOMO. Section 2 describes the Ada Process Model and its overall effects on software development effort and schedule. Section 3 presents the structure and features of Ada COCOMO, and discusses the rationale behind the changes made from the earlier version of COCOMO called standard COCOMO in the remainder of the paper. Section 4 summarizes the current status of Ada COCOMO, including its calibration to date and its currently available implementations and Section 5 presents the resulting conclusions.
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