Week 5 Part 2.docx - Part 2 Running Head Part 2 Part 2 Michael Bethel Webster University ITM 5200 1 Part 2 Part 2 Read the article by William Roetzheim

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Part 2 Part 2 Read the article by William Roetzheim on the companion web site on estimating software costs. Find two other references using SLOC and function points. In your own words, explain how to estimate software development costs using both of these approaches in a two-page paper. Estimating software cost is by no means an insignificant task and in larger cases of a software project, the more cumbersome the estimation process . I will try and explain how to estimate software development costs using source lines of code (SLOC) and function point approaches. The first step to start the process of size estimation is using formal descriptions of the requirements such as the customer’s request for proposal or a software requirement’s specification. You should re- estimate the project as soon as more scope information is determined. The most widely used methods of estimating product size are expert opinion, analogy, formalized methodology and statistical sizing. The two predominant sizing measures are SLOC and function points. Both are uniquely powerful, useful, and can be used individually or in combination. SLOC are straightforward measures of the number of lines of programmed code in an item of software. SLOC was among the first and remains the
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  • Spring '13
  • Clark
  • Source lines of code, Function point, Sloc

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