Estimate of Effort in Software Implementation Projects

Estimate of Effort in Software Implementation Projects

María Julia Orozco Mendoza (Ultrasist, Mexico), Evaristo Fernández Perea (Ultrasist, Mexico) and Claudia Alquicira Esquivel (Ultrasist, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-906-9.ch017
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This document contains a proposal for project estimation of software implementation to be used in a Mexican SME business (small and middle size companies). This method, named Ultrasist Use Case Points (UsistUCP), is based on the Use Case Point (UCP) estimation method, developed in 1993, along with the object-oriented methods, by Gustav Karner (1993). We start by explaining the use case point estimation method; then we will develop the UsistUCP proposal, specifying its differences with the original method (UCP). To make a comparative analysis between these two methods, we take one case under study to be estimated based on these two methods and then we will provide the corresponding conclusions.

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