Date of Award
Master of Science
Dr. Dionysios Kountanis
Dr. Fred Boals
Dr. Donna Kaminski
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The objectives of this thesis are to survey software cost estimation methods and to discuss how the methods can be applied as conceptual knowledge in a software cost estimation expert database system. The various applications of expert database systems are discussed. Consequently, a new method to approach the software cost estimation has been proposed.
This proposed method is based upon a dozen years of analyzing software cost models which have been done by some dedicated scientists in universities, research organizations, and industry. A CASE tool called IASCE has been designed to assist the project manager to estimate a proposed project cost. This tool collects accurate data from current software industry so that researchers may explore new software models and metrics. IASCE offers a mechanism for long range improvements of software cost estimation. The IASCE system is discussed and explained.
Wang, "A Study of Automated Estimating of Software Cost" (1993). Master's Theses. 815.