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Software cost and effort estimation is a necessary step in the software development lifecycle to track progress, manage resources, and negotiate. Though many accepted cost models exist, local calibration results in more accurate estimates. Locally calibrating Unified Code Count (UCC)'s dataset based on COCOMO (Constructive Cost Model)® II helped UCC's(More)
Context: Most widely used cost models use source lines of code (SLOC) as the software size input measure, due to its quantifiability and high correlation with effort. Estimating the SLOC of a project is very difficult in early stages of the software lifecycle, especially for software maintenance tasks. Depending on the reuse model being used, one would need(More)
Software cost estimates become more accurate as more information becomes available, but are needed early for business case analyses, bids, and resource management. Use Case Points satisfy the ability to make software size estimates early in the lifecycle because they only require understanding how an actor will use the system. Though Use Case Points are(More)
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property of their respective owners. iii Acknowledgments I would like to thank all those who have been involved in the UCC project. Thanks to Dennis Hamme and Mark Kirtley of The Aerospace(More)
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