Towards an Early Software Effort Estimation Based on Functional and Non-Functional Requirements

M. Kassab, Maia Daneva, Olga Ormanjieva

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    Abstract

    The increased awareness of the non-functional requirements as a key to software project and product success makes explicit the need to include them in any software project effort estimation activity. However, the existing approaches to defining size-based effort relationships still pay insufficient attention to this need. This paper presents a flexible, yet systematic approach to the early requirements-based effort estimation, based on Non-Functional Requirements ontology. It complementarily uses one standard functional size measurement model and a linear regression technique. We report on a case study which illustrates the application of our solution approach in context and also helps evaluate our experiences in using it.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conferences on Software Process and Product Measurement, IWSM-MENSURA, 2009
    EditorsA. Abran, R. Braungarten, R. Dumke, J. Cuadrado-Gallego, J. Brunekreef
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages182-196
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-05414-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2009

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume5891/2009
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743

    Keywords

    • IR-69314
    • METIS-264295
    • COSMIC
    • SCS-Services
    • Effort Estimation
    • Non-Functional Requirements
    • EWI-17112
    • Ontology

    Cite this

    Kassab, M., Daneva, M., & Ormanjieva, O. (2009). Towards an Early Software Effort Estimation Based on Functional and Non-Functional Requirements. In A. Abran, R. Braungarten, R. Dumke, J. Cuadrado-Gallego, & J. Brunekreef (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conferences on Software Process and Product Measurement, IWSM-MENSURA, 2009 (pp. 182-196). [10.1007/978-3-642-05415-0_14] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 5891/2009). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-05415-0_14