Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO)
What is Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO)?
The Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO) is a software development cost estimation model that is used to predict the cost, effort and duration of a software project. It is based on the idea that the cost of a software project is determined by a combination of the size of the project, the complexity of the project, and the skills and experience of the development team.
COCOMO consists of three different models: basic COCOMO, intermediate COCOMO, and advanced COCOMO. Each model is designed for a different level of project complexity and takes into account different factors that can affect the cost and duration of a project.
Basic COCOMO is the simplest version of the model and is used for projects that are relatively small and straightforward. It estimates the cost of a project based on the number of lines of code that will be required to complete the project.
Intermediate COCOMO is a more complex version of the model and is used for larger and more complex projects. It takes into account additional factors such as the software development environment, the required reliability of the software, and the development team's productivity.
Advanced COCOMO is the most complex version of the model and is used for very large and complex projects. It includes additional factors such as the required security of the software, the use of advanced development techniques, and the required maintainability of the software.
COCOMO is a useful tool for software development managers to estimate the cost and duration of a software project and to help plan and allocate resources. However, it is important to note that it is only an estimation model and the actual cost and duration of a project may vary significantly from the estimates produced by COCOMO.