COCOMO a parametric model

Boehm's COCOMO (Constructive COst MOdel) is often referred to in the literature on software project management, particularly in connection with software estimating. The term COCOMO really refers to a group of models.

Boehm originally based his models in the late 1970s on a study of 63 projects. Of these only seven were business systems and so they could be used with applications other than information systems. The basic model was built around the equation

Because there is now a newer COCOMO II. the older version is now referred to as COCOMO 81.

Boehm originally used mm (lor man-months) when he wrote Software Engineering Economics.

Generally, information systems were regarded as organic while real-time systems were embedded.

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