Building tailor-made software cost model: Intermediate TUCOMO

R. Marwane, A. Mili

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Success in software engineering depends primarily on managerial considerations, which are in turn contingent on an accurate and reliable cost-estimation procedure. Among the many software cost-estimation procedures available today, COCOMO stands out by its concern for accuracy and the thoroughness of its procedures. But COCOMO is calibrated to a specific profile of projects and performs best when it is applied to a project of that specific profile. The paper discusses an effort to build a COCOMO-like, tailor-made cost-estimation model. Guidelines are given on how to calibrate Intermediate COCOMO to an arbitrary project profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-238
Number of pages7
JournalInformation and Software Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications


  • cost estimation
  • cost-estimation models
  • software economics


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