Experimental Study Using Functional Size Measurement in Building Estimation Models for Software Project Size

Nelly Condori-Fernandez, Maia Daneva, Luigi Buglione, Olga Ormandjieva

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on an experiment that investigates the predictability of software project size from software product size. The predictability research problem is analyzed at the stage of early requirements by accounting the size of functional requirements as well as the size of non-functional requirements. The experiment was carried out with 55 graduate students in Computer Science from Concordia University in Canada. In the experiment, a functional size measure and a project size measure were used in building estimation models for sets of web application development projects. The results show that project size is predictable from product size. Further replications of the experiment are, however, planed to obtain more results to confirm or disconfirm our claim.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA 2010)
    EditorsO. Ormandjieva, C. Constantinides, A. Abran, R. Lee
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages276-282
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4075-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2010
    Event8th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2010 - Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 24 May 201026 May 2010
    Conference number: 8
    http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~sera2010/

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Conference

    Conference8th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2010
    Abbreviated titleSERA
    CountryCanada
    CityMontreal
    Period24/05/1026/05/10
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • METIS-276728
    • Functional Size Measurement
    • Experiment
    • EWI-19051
    • Empirical Software Engineering
    • Software project estimation
    • SCS-Services
    • IR-75198

    Cite this

    Condori-Fernandez, N., Daneva, M., Buglione, L., & Ormandjieva, O. (2010). Experimental Study Using Functional Size Measurement in Building Estimation Models for Software Project Size. In O. Ormandjieva, C. Constantinides, A. Abran, & R. Lee (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eighth ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA 2010) (pp. 276-282). USA: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/SERA.2010.42