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Early Estimation of Back-End Software Development Effort

by Samaresh Mishra, Prasant Ku. Pattnaik Selvi, Rajib Mall
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 33 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors: Samaresh Mishra, Prasant Ku. Pattnaik Selvi, Rajib Mall

Samaresh Mishra, Prasant Ku. Pattnaik Selvi, Rajib Mall . Early Estimation of Back-End Software Development Effort. International Journal of Computer Applications. 33, 2 ( November 2011), 6-11. DOI=10.5120/3991-5646

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author = { Samaresh Mishra, Prasant Ku. Pattnaik Selvi, Rajib Mall },
title = { Early Estimation of Back-End Software Development Effort },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { November 2011 },
volume = { 33 },
number = { 2 },
month = { November },
year = { 2011 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 6-11 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/3991-5646 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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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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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Entity Complexity Relationship complexity Constraints Depth of Inheritance Effort estimation