Programmer and Analyst Time/Cost Estimation

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The ability to estimate the personnel time and costs required for the completion of programming and systems projects is an important managerial tool for the information systems department. This article presents a survey of the estimation techniques found in the literature by describing each technique and discussing its strengths and weaknesses. Some empirical evidenc3e on how the various program and programmer/analyst characteristics affect project time and cost are also reported.

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Author Izak Benbasat and Iris Vessey
Year 1980
Volume 4
Issue 2
Keywords systems development, time and cost estimation
Page Numbers 31-43