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Improvement Opportunities and Suggestions for Benchmarking
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2009 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the past 10 years, the amount of effort put on setting up benchmarking repositories has considerably increased at the organizational, national and even at international levels to help software managers to determine the performance of software activities and to make better software estimates. This has enabled a number of studies with an emphasis on the relationship between software product size, effort and cost factors in order to either measure the average performance for similar software projects or develop reliable estimation models and then refine them using the collected data. However, despite these efforts, none of those methods are yet deemed to be universally applicable and there is still no agreement on which cost factors are significant in the estimation process. This study discusses some of the possible reasons why in software engineering, practitioners and researchers have not yet been able to come up with well defined relationships between effort and cost drivers although considerable amounts of data on software projects have been collected.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Lecture Notes on Computer Science , 2009.
Keyword [en]
Benchmarking Repositories, Performance Measurement, Effort Estimation, Cost Factors
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8033DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-05415-0_11ISI: 000279604800011Local ID: 978-3-642-05414-3OAI: diva2:835717
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Volume 5891/2009Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2009-08-04 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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