The Impact of Design Properties on Development Cost in Object-Oriented Systems

  title={The Impact of Design Properties on Development Cost in Object-Oriented Systems},
  author={Lionel C. Briand and J{\"u}rgen W{\"u}st},
  booktitle={IEEE METRICS},
In the context of software cost estimation, system size is widely taken as a main driver of system development effort. But other structural design properties, such as coupling, cohesion, complexity have been suggested as additional cost factors. In this paper, using effort data from an object-oriented development project, we empirically investigate the relationship between class size and the development effort for a class, and what additional impact structural properties such as class coupling… CONTINUE READING


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