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dc.contributor.advisorRuhe, Guenther
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Qun
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:36:35Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:36:35Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationZhou, Q. (2004). Simulation-based effort estimation for COTS based software development (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/19302en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612975541en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/42179
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 115-125en
dc.description.abstractEffort estimation has been considered as an important activity since the beginning of software engineering. It is important to direct the project planning and management of a software process by supporting decisions during the software process. It is equally important in the emerging software development paradigm CBSD (COTS Based Software Development). COCOTS(Constructive COTS model) is a developed algorithmic effort estimation model in CBSD. This research intends to improve the performance of the original COCOTS. The COCOTS model is a static, continuous and deterministic model. It gives the project manager or other decision maker a direction of effort factors and rough integration effort with a point estimation results. Considering the weaknesses in current effort estimation models and techniques (like COCOTS), the proposed approach is that of simulation-based integration effort estimation (referred to throughout this research as "COTSIM"). This simulation model is designed as a basis for the decision support in COTS software process. It is hypothesized that the new approach is more flexible than COCOTS by modeling the development process, uncertain factors, dynamic change of experience, individual COTS products, developers and their attributes. The experiment results demonstrate how the COTS selection, uncertainty, process parameters, experience of developers, and architecture technique influence the integration effort. The experiment also investigates how the resource allocation has impact on the duration of a project.En
dc.format.extentxiii, 137 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleSimulation-based effort estimation for COTS based software development
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/19302
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 Z47en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1550 520492067


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.