Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Management Information Systems

First Committee Member

Ken Peffers

Number of Pages

59

Abstract

Accurately estimating the amount of time and effort required to complete a software development or maintenance project has proven problematic for business. A wealth of literature exists exploring each of the methods for estimating software development, but very little is devoted to understanding how project characteristics relate to estimation accuracy. This research examines expert estimation, the most widely used estimation technique, to determine the relationship between software project characteristics and estimation accuracy. Implications of the findings for research and practice are discussed.

Keywords

Characteristics; Development; Estimation; Expert; Maintenance; Project; Relationship; Software

Controlled Subject

Management; Computer science

File Format

pdf

File Size

1290.24 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/nikg-aa0n


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