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What is COCOMO (Constructive Cost Model)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
An algorithmic method for evaluating and estimating the cost of software development.
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Crisis Response and Management
Sergey V. Zykov (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch120
Information technology is critically dependent on a number of technological and human factors. Software engineering processes are multi-sided; they include customer and developer parties. Conceptual misunderstanding by either party often results in the products which do not meet customer's expectations. This misconception of the software product scope usually leads to a crisis of software product delivery. To adequately manage and efficiently respond to this crisis, the authors recommend using software engineering models, methods, techniques, practices and tools. Software engineering is a discipline which started in the 1960s as a response to the so-called “software cri-sis”; it combines technical and human-related skills. To manage the crisis, the authors suggest architecture patterns and instantiate them by implementation examples.
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Integrating Software Engineering and Costing Aspects within Project Management Tools
An estimation method used to assess the human effort required for software development, which was first introduced in 1981, and since then several modifications were made in order to suit fourth generation languages, decrease in hardware costs, increase in QA levels, and advanced and agile development methods. The current version, COCOMO 2.0 (Boehm et al., 1995), is not based upon line of codes but on four submodels that match a spiral approach of software system development that are applied according to the stage of system life cycle.
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