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dc.contributor.advisorSan Miguel, Joseph G,
dc.contributor.advisorSovereign, Michael G.
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Glenn Cameron
dc.dateJune 1992
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:13:58Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:13:58Z
dc.date.issued1992-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23599
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractCost estimation of computer software development is a critical problem for the Department of Defense. The acquisition of major weapons or hardware has been impacted cost overruns and schedule slippage in software development. Program managers are responsible for estimating a program's using the information provided by the contractor and the cost analysis divisions within the System Commands. This study first analyzes why variance exists between the different estimates for the same software project that are provided to the Program Manager as input to the budget estimate. This study then examines four methods that are used to understand and reduce the variance between the estimates to give the Program Manager more control over the software development cost estimation process. A set of five specific decision rules is developed for the Program Manager to implement in the cost estimation process. The intent of the study is to improve the accuracy of the cost estimate by reducing variance between the independently generated estimate submitted to the Program Manager.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/costestimationof00doyl
dc.format.extent137 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleCost estimation of software development and the implications for the program manageren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Administrative Sciences
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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