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Early Estimation of Back-End Software Development Effort

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Volume 33 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2011
Samaresh Mishra
Prasant Ku. Pattnaik
Rajib Mall

Samaresh Mishra, Prasant Ku. Pattnaik Selvi and Rajib Mall. Article: Early Estimation of Back-End Software Development Effort. International Journal of Computer Applications 33(2):6-11, November 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Samaresh Mishra and Prasant Ku. Pattnaik Selvi and Rajib Mall},
	title = {Article: Early Estimation of Back-End Software Development Effort},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {33},
	number = {2},
	pages = {6-11},
	month = {November},
	note = {Full text available}


An appropriate cost metrics for estimating development effort of the database part of an application at conceptual design stage using ER model is an important consideration. We propose four cost metrics based on the level of complexity of an ER diagram. Our effort estimation technique is based on these metrics using an empirical mathematical expression which is capable to predict total database complexity efficiently. Again, its outcome shows that the developmental effort is directly proportional to the total entity complexity and its total database complexity.


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