Title Of Paper:
Application of Intelligent Methods for Improving the Performance of COCOMO in Software Projects
Author's Name :  Mahboobeh Dorosti, Vahid Khatibi Bardsiri
KeyWords:  Cocomo 81, effort estimation, cost, software projects.
Pages:  1 -7
Volume: 3
Issue: 7
Year: 2015

One of important aspects of software projects is to estimate the cost and time required to develop projects. Nowadays, this has become one of the key concerns of project managers. Accurate estimation of essential effort to produce and develop software is heavily effective on success or failure of software projects and it is highly regarded as a vital factor. Failure to achieve convincing accuracy and little flexibility of current models have attracted the attention of researchers in the past few years. Despite advances to estimate effort, no agreement was obtained to select an estimation model as the best one. One of the effort estimation methods which is highly regarded is COCOMO. This model is an extremely appropriate method to estimate effort. Although COCOMO was invented many years ago, it enjoys the effort estimation capability in software projects. In this paper, conducted research studies concerning this method are reviewed and analyzed. The focus of current paper is intelligent methods used for improving the accuracy of COCOMO.

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