Software cost estimation

F.J. Heemstra

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    The paper gives an overview of the state of the art of software cost estimation (SCE). The main questions to be answered in the paper are: (1) What are the reasons for overruns of budgets and planned durations? (2) What are the prerequisites for estimating? (3) How can software development effort be estimated? (4) What can software project management expect from SCE models, how accurate are estimations which are made using these kind of models, and what are the pros and cons of cost estimation models?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)627-639
    Number of pages13
    JournalInformation and software technology
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1993


    • Software cost estimation model
    • Project control
    • Software
    • Cost estimation


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