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Cost Modeling and Effort Estimation

Using CoBRA®, we identified in a systematic way the most relevant cost drivers and their impact on cost in the context of an organization. The resulting cost model captured and formalized the cost estimation expertise of its top project managers.

Causal model of relevant factors in the organization influencing software cost

The model has shown very high levels of estimation accuracy (5%-14% estimation error) compared to average achievements in software industry (50%-100% estimation error).


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