Current practices of software cost estimation technique in Malaysia context

Zulkefli Mansor, Zarinah Mohd Kasirun, Saadiah Yahya, Noor Habibah Hj Arshad

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Abstract

Software cost estimation process is frequently debated by software development community for decades. In order to estimate the cost, numerous methods can be used such as an expert judgment, algorithmic model or parametric, top-down approach, price-to-win, bottom-up and many more. Questionnaire and literature survey were carried out in this study. The result from the survey shows that the expert judgment method, which is based on experience and past estimation histories, is commonly use to estimate cost in software development project while the result from the literature shows that COCOMO II provides accurate result because many variables are being considered including the reuse of parameter besides the expert judgment. As a conclusion, expert judgment and algorithmic model are widely used as methods in software cost estimation process and the process was done manually. The integration of these two methods helps in producing accurate result for cost estimation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics Engineering and Information Science - International Conference, ICIEIS 2011, Proceeding
Pages566-574
Number of pages9
Volume251 CCIS
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science, ICIEIS 2011 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 14 Nov 201116 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPART 1
Volume251 CCIS
ISSN (Print)18650929

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science, ICIEIS 2011
CityKuala Lumpur
Period14/11/1116/11/11

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Keywords

  • COCOMO II
  • Cost Estimation
  • Expert Judgment
  • Project Management
  • Software Development Project
  • Software Engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Mansor, Z., Mohd Kasirun, Z., Yahya, S., & Hj Arshad, N. H. (2011). Current practices of software cost estimation technique in Malaysia context. In Informatics Engineering and Information Science - International Conference, ICIEIS 2011, Proceeding (PART 1 ed., Vol. 251 CCIS, pp. 566-574). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 251 CCIS, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25327-0_48

Current practices of software cost estimation technique in Malaysia context. / Mansor, Zulkefli; Mohd Kasirun, Zarinah; Yahya, Saadiah; Hj Arshad, Noor Habibah.

Informatics Engineering and Information Science - International Conference, ICIEIS 2011, Proceeding. Vol. 251 CCIS PART 1. ed. 2011. p. 566-574 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 251 CCIS, No. PART 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mansor, Z, Mohd Kasirun, Z, Yahya, S & Hj Arshad, NH 2011, Current practices of software cost estimation technique in Malaysia context. in Informatics Engineering and Information Science - International Conference, ICIEIS 2011, Proceeding. PART 1 edn, vol. 251 CCIS, Communications in Computer and Information Science, no. PART 1, vol. 251 CCIS, pp. 566-574, International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science, ICIEIS 2011, Kuala Lumpur, 14/11/11. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25327-0_48
Mansor Z, Mohd Kasirun Z, Yahya S, Hj Arshad NH. Current practices of software cost estimation technique in Malaysia context. In Informatics Engineering and Information Science - International Conference, ICIEIS 2011, Proceeding. PART 1 ed. Vol. 251 CCIS. 2011. p. 566-574. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25327-0_48
Mansor, Zulkefli ; Mohd Kasirun, Zarinah ; Yahya, Saadiah ; Hj Arshad, Noor Habibah. / Current practices of software cost estimation technique in Malaysia context. Informatics Engineering and Information Science - International Conference, ICIEIS 2011, Proceeding. Vol. 251 CCIS PART 1. ed. 2011. pp. 566-574 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; PART 1).
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