Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/5568,
  title    = {An Examination of the Factors Influencing Software Development Effort },
  author    = {Zhizhong Jiang and  Peter Naudé},
  country   = {},
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  abstract  = {Effective evaluation of software development effort is an important aspect of successful project management. Based on a large database with 4106 projects ever developed, this study statistically examines the factors that influence development effort. The factors found to be significant for effort are project size, average number of developers that worked on the project, type of development, development language, development platform, and the use of rapid application development. Among these factors, project size is the most critical cost driver. Unsurprisingly, this study found that the use of CASE tools does not necessarily reduce development effort, which adds support to the claim that the use of tools is subtle. As many of the current estimation models are rarely or unsuccessfully used, this study proposes a parsimonious parametric model for the prediction of effort which is both simple and more accurate than previous models.
},
    journal   = {International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering},  volume    = {1},
  number    = {4},
  year      = {2007},
  pages     = {929 - 938},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/5568},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=4},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 4, 2007},
}