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What are the key benefits of COCOMO and NASA datasets in software effort estimation? [closed]

The COCOMO and NASA datasets are widely used in most of the systematic literature review about software efforts estimations and I want to know the reason for it? I have read many papers which used ...
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How is programmer capability measured in COCOMO II?

COCOMO II expresses programmer capability as a different factor than technology experience. How does it measure programmer capability while abstracting his language and tools experience?
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How to estimate SLOC for project that has no source code yet?

Recently, I've been getting familiar with COCOMO II model to calculate the effort (person-months) and duration (calendar time in months) required to develop a mobile application. To calculate the ...
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COCOMO II SLOC count for web application development

What type of SLOC do you take into account for estimating web application development projects with COCOMO II? For instance, suppose you have to estimate a web application project that will probably ...
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Trouble understanding the COCOMO model

In the basic COCOMO Model which is used to estimate the development time of software Effort : a * KLOC^b = X person months Development time : c * Effort^d = Y months where a , b , c , d are ...
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Using cost estimation models to predict C# software development costs

I'm a student currently on an internship. I've been asked to determine the feasibility of migrating an existing Windows-only C# software package to Mono. I've already conducted an analysis to ...
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Is the COCOMO model a good argument when defending a programming language choice?

Currently, I'm following a course on embedded software development. The lecturer has chosen J as an architecture language for model-driven software development. J itself is a very terse programming ...
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Which one is more reliable in a large project, COCOMO or FP? [closed]

I have estimated the cost of a product by COCOMO, then I estimated it by FP too. the results were so different from each other! The cost estimated by FP was about two times more than the estimated ...
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Software cost estimation [closed]

I've seen on my work place (a University) most students making the software estimation cost of their final diploma work using COCOMO. My guessing is that this way of estimating costs is somewhat old (...