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Investigating the Cost/Schedule Tradeoff in Software Development

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Abdel-Hamid, Tarek K.
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Costs
Programming
Processor scheduling
Management training
Identity management systems
Project management
Software systems
Automation
Hardware
Calendars
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1990
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IEEE
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The author has studied the effects of schedule compression or stretch-out on total project cost within a much broader effort to study and predict the dynamics of the entire development process. The resulting cost/schedule tradeoffs were examined. Much of this project involved developing a comprehensive system-dynamics model. He used the model to conduct three simulation experiments. (1) He investigated the effects of different levels of schedule compression and stretch-out on total project cost in man-days and compared the results to those reported in the literature. (2) He addressed the stealthy role undersizing plays in schedule compression. (3) He investigated how different levels of managerial commitment affect the project's final cost and completion time. The results of all three experiments are presented and discussed
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The article of record as published may be found at https://doi.org/10.2307/249488
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Abdel-Hamid, Tarek K. "Investigating the cost/schedule trade-off in software development."�IEEE Software�7.1 (1990): 97-105.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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