Exploiting the Essential Assumptions of Analogy-Based Effort Estimation

  title={Exploiting the Essential Assumptions of Analogy-Based Effort Estimation},
  author={Ekrem Kocaguneli and T. Menzies and A. Bener and Jacky W. Keung},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
  • Ekrem Kocaguneli, T. Menzies, +1 author Jacky W. Keung
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
  • Background: There are too many design options for software effort estimators. How can we best explore them all? Aim: We seek aspects on general principles of effort estimation that can guide the design of effort estimators. Method: We identified the essential assumption of analogy-based effort estimation, i.e., the immediate neighbors of a project offer stable conclusions about that project. We test that assumption by generating a binary tree of clusters of effort data and comparing the… CONTINUE READING
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