An approach for effort estimation in incremental software development using cosmic function points

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Context: The current trend for software construction consists in developing software through increments, which is recommended by recognized methodologies such as Rational Unified Process or Agile Methodologies. Although Cosmic Functional Size Measurement Method is one of the most known techniques to estimate effort and cost in software projects, there is little evidence that indicates how to adapt it to non-waterfall lifecycles, such as incremental ones. Goal: This paper presents an approach called Incremental CFP that allows estimating effort for each increment using Cosmic Function Points (CFP) and COCOMO's effort adjustment factor (EAF). Method: In order to validate this new approach, we employed data from two different projects in which undergraduate students had to work originally with IFPUG function points. Results: The results were considered as promising given that the difference between the estimated effort and the real effort was lower than 30% for the second increment. Conclusions: With a minimum difference between the estimated effort and the real effort, it was possible to establish that the proposed technique is acceptable and predictive. However, more study cases should be performed before generalizing its applicability for different contexts.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaInternational Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement
EditorialIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (versión digital)9781450327749
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 18 set. 2014
Evento8th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2014 - Torino, Italia
Duración: 18 set. 201419 set. 2014

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NombreInternational Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement
ISSN (versión impresa)1949-3770
ISSN (versión digital)1949-3789

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Conferencia8th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2014
País/TerritorioItalia
CiudadTorino
Período18/09/1419/09/14

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