Accession Number : ADA192683

Title :   Software Product Factors for Development Cost Estimating at the Standard Systems Center.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Meisner, Robert E

PDF Url : ADA192683

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to document work commissioned by the Air Force Standard Center (SSC) in identifying realistic product factors for use in their recently adopted software cost estimating model. The mission of the SSC is to develop and maintain Air Force standard computer systems. Like many Air Force organizations, SSC workloads exceed their available resources. Their dilemma is compounded by software cost estimating techniques that are characterized by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) as generally immature, contributing to an ineffective resource commitment process. The SSC, working with the SEI, is addressing this and other documented problems. Within this larger context, this research project defines two product factors that could significantly affect software development costs at the SSC. The two factors are product complexity and customer relations.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COST ESTIMATES, AIR FORCE, COST MODELS, COSTS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, STANDARDS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, WORKLOAD, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE