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) : Werling,Richard

Report Date : 30 SEP 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 135

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 contractor's 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)

Descriptors :   *DATA ACQUISITION, *PROTOTYPES, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COMPUTERS, MISSIONS, RESOURCES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COSTS, DATA BASES, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, LOW COSTS, TEST METHODS, COST ESTIMATES, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR FORCE PLANNING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE