The Perfect Project Plan Data

Before the contract is awarded, the supplier is required to estimate the size range of the software to be developed. The size range is expressed in logical input statements (LIS; i.e., what is to be written by the team), and estimated as the minimum, most likely, and maximum values.[5] This takes into account the uncertainties in the requirement specification by estimating the size range of each software module. The supplier did this based on the 18 modules identified for development. The result is shown in Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1. Module Size Range Estimate Data

SIZE ESTIMATE IN LOGICAL INPUT STATEMENTS (LIS)

Complete for all Modules

All Modified and New Modules Estimated Size Range Modified + New LIS

Module ID

Least

Most Likely

Most

1

MOD 1

2000

2500

4000

2

MOD 2

2000

3000

6000

3

MOD 3

2800

3000

4000

4

MOD 4

1000

1200

1500

5

MOD 5

2000

3000

4000

6

MOD 6

2000

2000

3000

7

MOD 7

800

1000

1200

8

MOD 8

2000

3000

6000

9

MOD 9

1500

2000

2500

10

MOD 10

1000

2000

3000

11

MOD 11

500

1000

1500

12

MOD 12

2500

3000

4000

13

MOD 13

500

1000

1500

14

MOD 14

300

500

800

15

MOD 15

500

1000

1500

16

MOD 16

500

1000

1500

17

MOD 17

500

1000

1500

18

MOD 18

500

1000

2000

TOTAL

22900

32200

49500

The proposed development staffing plan for 13 months is provided and shown in Exhibit 2.

Exhibit 2. The Software Main Build (MB) Time and Effort

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