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This paper summarizes several classes of software cost estimation models and techniques: parametric models, expertise-based techniques, learning-oriented techniques, dynamics-based models, regression-based models, and composite-Bayesian techniques for integrating expertise-based and regression-based models. Experience to date indicates that neural-net and(More)
1. Abstract To date many software engineering cost models have been developed to predict the cost, schedule and quality of the software under development. But, the rapidly changing nature of software development has made it extremely difficult to develop empirical models that continue to yield high prediction accuracies. Software development costs continue(More)
Cost, schedule and quality are highly correlated factors in software development. They basically form three sides of the same triangle. Beyond a certain point (the "Quality is Free" point), it is difficult to increase the quality without increasing either cost or schedule or both for the software under development. As products and applications mature, users(More)
We propose a quantitative measure of socio-technical congruence as an indicator of the performance of an organization in carrying out a software development project. We show how the information necessary to implement that measure can be mined from commonly used software repositories, and we describe how socio-technical congruence can be computed based on(More)
Software Quality has been a major challenge throughout Information Technology projects. Whether it is in software development, in software integration or whether it is in the implementation or customization of shrink-wrapped software, quality is regarded as a major issue. In the last couple of decades, much software engineering research has focussed on(More)