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Issue No. 05 - May (1990 vol. 16)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 510-522
<p>The strengths and weaknesses of existing size estimation techniques are discussed. The nature of software size estimation is considered. The proposed method takes advantage of a characteristic of object-oriented systems, the natural correspondence between specification and implementation, in order to enable users to come up with better size estimates at early stages of the software development cycle. Through a statistical approach the method also provides a confidence interval for the derived size estimates. The relation between the presented software sizing model and project cost estimation is also considered.</p>
object-oriented systems; software size estimation; natural correspondence; specification; implementation; software development cycle; statistical approach; confidence interval; project cost estimation; object-oriented programming; software engineering.

L. Laranjeira, "Software Size Estimation of Object-Oriented Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 16, no. , pp. 510-522, 1990.
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