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A look at the Cocomo suite of models provides an overview of the achievements of software resource estimation over the last 40 years. S oftware resource estimation methods and models have had a major impact on successful software engineering practice. They provide milestone budgets and schedules that help projects determine when they are making satisfactory(More)
A s the Department of Defense (DoD) moves into more complex systems of systems and family of systems with the accompanying challenges of architectures and product lines, software will further dominate development and deployment. Future systems engineers will be required to have more knowledge of software in addition to hardware. This will be a challenging(More)
Organizational assessment is becoming increasingly important, both as a cross-time and cross-industry measurement and as a guiding force in enterprise transformation. Assessments provide crucial information about strengths, areas for improvement and potential investment strategies for achieving performance benefits. As performance is being recognized as a(More)
The development of COSYSMO has been an ongoing collaboration between industry, government, and academia since 2001. INCOSE provided expertise as well as a forum for collaboration between stakeholders that led to the eventual development of the model. In 2004, we provided eleven lessons learned from experiences collecting systems engineering data from six(More)
n the late 1970s and the early 1980s as software engineering was starting to take shape, software managers found they needed a way to estimate the cost of software development and to explore options with respect to software project organization , characteristics, and cost/schedule. Along with a number of commercial and proprietary cost/schedule estimation(More)