Software Intensive Systems Data Quality and Estimation Research in Support of Future Defense Cost Analysis
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER HOBOKEN NJ
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The accompanying report, AFCAA Software Cost Estimation Metrics Manual, constitutes the 2011-2012 Annual Technical Report and the Final Technical Report of the SERC Research Task RT-6 Software Intensive Systems Data Quality and Estimation Research In Support of Future Defense Cost Analysis. The overall objectives of RT-6 were to use data submitted to DoD in the Software Resources Data Report SRDR forms to provide guidance for DoD projects in estimating software costs for future DoD projects. In analyzing the data, the project found variances in productivity data that made such SRDR-based estimates highly variable. The project then performed additional analyses that provided better bases of estimate, but also identified ambiguities in the SRDR data definitions that enabled the project to help the DoD DCARC organization to develop better SRDR data definitions. The resulting Manual provides guidance elements for software cost estimation performers and users. These have been reviewed and iterated over several performer and user workshops. Several appendices provide further related information on acronyms, sizing, nomograms, work breakdown structures, and references.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Computer Programming and Software