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The Effects of Software Size on Development Effort and Software Quality

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Executive Summary

Effective evaluation of software development effort is an important issue during project plan. This paper provides a model to predict development effort based on the software size estimated with function points. The authors generalize the average amount of effort spent on each phase of the development, and give the estimates for the effort used in software building, testing, and implementation. Finally, this paper finds a strong correlation between software defects and software size. As the size of software constantly increases, the quality remains to be a matter which requires major concern.

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