Software Development Effort Estimation Based on a New Fuzzy Logic Model

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Software developing has always been characterised by some metrics. In this area, one of the greatest challenges for software developers is predicting the development effort for a software system based on developer abilities, size, complexity and other metrics for the last decades. The ability to give a good estimation on software development efforts is required by the project managers. Most of the traditional techniques such as function points, regression models, COCOMO, etc, require a long-term estimation process. New paradigms as Fuzzy Logic may offer an alternative for this challenge. Many of the problems of the existing effort estimation models can be solved by incorporating Fuzzy Logic.