Managing and Predicting the Costs of Real-Time Software

  title={Managing and Predicting the Costs of Real-Time Software},
  author={Roger D. H. Warburton},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
The Putnam model can be used to predict and manage software development projects. It is a management tool that takes, as input, easily obtained manpower data and produces cost and schedule estimates. This paper examines data from two real-time software projects and analyzes the applicability of the Putnam model. We propose a variation ation of the model which more reliably follows the staffing curve of real-time software applications. A critical analysis of the assumptions is presented and the… CONTINUE READING