Cost Estimation – A Case Study
by Harold Van Heeringen
A trading company would like to replace a large legacy application with an application that offers the same functionality.
Senior management understands that an accurate estimate is the basis for a successful project. They intend to carry out an independent cost estimation by a specialized third party.
In this case study, the steps that were carried out are listed and the results are given.
About Harold Van Heeringen
Harold van Heeringen worked for IT service provider Sogeti for 17 years as a senior consultant software metrics/cost estimation consultant. He then moved to IDC (METRI), as a principal consultant and practice lead for IT Intelligence services (including Estimation & Performance Measurement). Harold is a director on the ISBSG board and a board member of Nesma. He regularly publishes white papers, blogs and articles on software metrics and performance measurement.