Validation of Supplier Estimates Using COSMIC Method – Francisco Valdés-Souto
Software development organizations (suppliers) need improve, formal estimation approaches to increase the success rate of software projects developed. Projects requested by customers must be validated in the estimation provided by the supplier, regardless of he estimation method utilized.
In this paper, a real case study is described where a validation estimates model was generated from a reference database based on the COSMIC method. The defined model using a density function to help the customer define validation criteria. This took into account the probability that the supplier estimate was met according to an industry reference database.
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