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dc.contributor.advisorNaegle, Brad
dc.contributor.advisorBecker, Latika
dc.contributor.authorDobbs, Andrew L.
dc.dateDecember 2002
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:14Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:14Z
dc.date.issued2002-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4059
dc.description.abstractThis thesis will assist current and future program managers by outlining a process to ensure the software cost estimates developed for a system will be credible and supportable throughout the life of the program. This thesis also identifies many of the problems associated with software cost estimating and recommends potential solutions. One of the critical parameters for estimating software cost is the quantity of source lines of code (SLOC) required in the program. Therefore, this thesis examines the software cost implications of improperly estimating SLOC and function points. Some of the other parameters required to estimate the software cost include language, functionality, application, software processes maturity, programmer skill level, design and reuse, productivity factors, complexity, utilization and schedules. Many of these parameters overlap. For example, both the complexity of the code and skill level of the programmer directly impacts the productivity and schedule of the program. This thesis provides a broad view of the software cost estimating process. In the reference and appendix section, a list of valuable resources including commercial estimating models is provided for further assistance.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/aprogrammanagers109454059
dc.format.extentxviii, 59 p. : ill. (some col.)en_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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer softwareen_US
dc.subject.lcshDevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshCostsen_US
dc.titleA program manager's guide for software cost estimatingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.schoolGraduate School of Business and Public Policy
dc.subject.authorSoftware cost estimatingen_US
dc.subject.authorSoftware developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorMetricsen_US
dc.subject.authorSource lines of codeen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Program Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineProgram Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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