International Journal of Computer Applications
There is a tremendous rise in cost of software, used in organizations. The cost of software ranges from hundred thousand to millions of dollars. The prediction of the software cost beforehand is the challenging area as the rough estimates and the actual cost varies with large differences. The traditional methods are being used since birth of software engineering. These methods based on current project needs, defines the cost based on appropriate weights assigned to scale factors and cost drivers. Application of artificial intelligence in software project planning has given a new methodology for Software Cost Estimation (SCE) that has improved, prediction accuracy.