Comparative analysis between FPA and Cocomo Techniques for software cost estimation

Ali Moftah, Abu Baker (2014) Comparative analysis between FPA and Cocomo Techniques for software cost estimation. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Software cost estimation is the process of predicting the effort required to develop a software system. The basic inputs for the software cost estimation are programs, size and set of cost drivers, while the output is effort in the form of person-month and cost. In this thesis, Function Point Analysis (FPA) and Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO) have been used to estimate software project cost of two case studies. They are Web-Based Dog’s Diseases Diagnosis System (WBDDDS) and Sugar Bun Online Bakery System (SBOBSE). By using FPA, it was shown that for the WBDDDS, the person-month was 12.506 with the total cost of USD65,031.2 were estimated. While using COCOMO, it was shown that 16.286 persons-month with the total cost of USD 84,687.2 were estimated. However, for the SBDBSE, by using FPA, 19.62 persons-month with the total cost of USD102,024 were estimated. It also shown that 19.354 persons-month with the total cost of USD100,640.8 were estimated by using COCOMO. In conclusion, there are no best techniques to estimate cost for a project. It all depends on the parameters of a system.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
ID Code:6147
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:10 Dec 2014 16:39
Last Modified:10 Dec 2014 16:39

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