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Title: A systematic review of software development cost estimation studies
Authors: Jørgensen, M
Shepperd, MJ
Keywords: Systematic review
Software cost estimation
Software effort estimation
Empirical software engineering
Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 33(1): 33-53, Jan 2007
Abstract: This paper aims to provide a basis for the improvement of software estimation research through a systematic review of previous work. The review identifies 304 software cost estimation papers in 76 journals and classifies the papers according to research topic, estimation approach, research approach, study context and data set. A web-based library of these cost estimation papers is provided to ease the identification of relevant estimation research results. The review results combined with other knowledge provide support for recommendations for future software cost estimation research, including: 1) Increase the breadth of the search for relevant studies, 2) Search manually for relevant papers within a carefully selected set of journals when completeness is essential, 3) Conduct more studies on estimation methods commonly used by the software industry, and, 4) Increase the awareness of how properties of the data sets impact the results when evaluating estimation methods.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/1076
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSE.2007.3
ISSN: 0098-5589
Appears in Collections:B-SERC Research Papers
Information Systems and Computing
School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics Research Papers
Electronic and Computer Engineering

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