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Analogy Method Development for Cost Estimation of Software Design

Riyanarto Sarno 1 , Joko Buliali 1 , Siti Maimunah 2


  1. Jurusan Teknik Informatika, Fakultas Teknologi Informasi, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Kampus ITS Sukolilo, Surabaya
  2. Jurusan Teknik Informatika, Fakultas Teknik, Universitas Al Falah Jl. Sulawesi No. 1 Surabaya


Abstract: The important aspect of planning and managing software development project is to estimate the cost of a project. There are several methods for estimating the cost of a software development project, and the Analogy method is a method which gives relatively better estimates. This paper shows that the modified Analogy method selects a closer project reference, estimates more accurate project effort and cost. This study enhances the cost estimate technique by including valid and complete cost parameters, therefore the estimate of a project cost is better than the result of the standard Analogy method.
Keywords: Analogy method, similarity, software development, cost estimate, project management.
Published at: Vol 6, No 2 (2002) pages: 46-55

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