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Assuring Software Cost Estimates: Is it an Oxymoron?The software industry repeatedly observes cost growth of well over 100% even after decades of cost estimation research and well-known best practices, so "What's the problem?" In this paper we will provide an overview of the current state oj software cost estimation best practice. We then explore whether applying some of the methods used in software assurance might improve the quality of software cost estimates. This paper especially focuses on issues associated with model calibration, estimate review, and the development and documentation of estimates as part alan integrated plan.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Hihn, Jarius
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Tregre, Grant
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
January 7, 2013
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: HICSS-46
Location: Wailea, Maui, HI
Country: United States
Start Date: January 7, 2013
End Date: January 10, 2013
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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