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, Steven Shouli, "A Study of Automated Estimating of Software Cost" (1993). Masters Theses. 815.