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Software Size and Reuse Estimating

The Effects of Reuse on Software Size
The Effects of Reuse on Software Size

Several software programs are derived from previous programs. This may result in savings of cost and/or time, and it may result in increased quality. But reuse can also cost more, take longer, and yield lower quality.

Tags modified software, quality standards, reused code, reused software

Getting Started with Software Sizing: Estimating Begins with Planning
Getting Started with Software Sizing: Estimating Begins with Planning

Sizing is the prediction of product deliverables (internal and external) needed to fulfill the project requirements. Estimation is the prediction of effort (resources) needed to produce the deliverables.

Tags deliverables, software project, life cycle, cost estimate, software size, wbs, loc

Problems and Risks with Estimating Software Size
Problems and Risks with Estimating Software Size

The following sections explain why software project managers and developers have such an excessive problem with estimating their tasks, and why the estimates they do provide are so filled with risk.

Tags software project, life cycle, software engineers, estimates

The SEI CMM and Estimating
The SEI CMM and Estimating

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) introduced in “Selecting Software Development Life Cycles” supports activities explained in this section. Software project planning is a key process area for maturity Level 2, the repeatable level. Sizing

Tags software products, project planning, software project, life cycle

Software Size and Reuse Estimating
Software Size and Reuse Estimating

Forecasting the "size" of a software system becomes more and more easier as the project progresses. The first time an effort is made, at the front end of the life cycle, little is known except for high-level customer requirements. This is equivalent to requesting a custom-built home,

Tags life cycle, software project, software size, software product, spmp

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