Accession Number : ADA114520

Title :   A Macro Approach to Software Resource Estimation and Life Cycle Control.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Vorgang,Blair Roland

PDF Url : ADA114520

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : Planning and controlling the software development process has shown, in the past, to be an extremely difficult task. The estimation of resource requirements, development costs, risk profiles and project feasibility has often proven to be inaccurate, this costing the government time and dollars. However, by using obtainable management parameters, and simple engineering and operations research techniques, estimating can be done easily and accurately by taking a macro approach to the estimation problem. This study will present the background and mathematical basis for a software cost estimation model. In addition, an example of an automated application of the model will be presented and discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Management planning and control, *Economic models, *Cost estimates, Resource management, Requirements, Life cycle costs, Cost analysis, Operations research, Macroeconomics, Mathematical models, Management, Information systems, Cost effectiveness

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE