Date Added: Aug 2012
Software development effort and cost prediction is one of the important activities in software project management. Accuracy in prediction is a challenge for software developers. There are many models exists that defines a relationship between size and effort. Cost of developing a project increases with complexity of project accuracy predictions are strongly required during the early stages of project development. Because data and info available at the starting phases of project is not complete, not consistent and not even certain. An objective of the software engineering community is to develop a useful model that define the development life-cycle and accurately predict the cost of developing a software product.