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Understanding the influential factors to development effort in Chinese software industry

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dc.contributor.author He, Mei
dc.contributor.author Zhang, He
dc.contributor.author Yang, Ye
dc.contributor.author Wang, Qing
dc.contributor.author Li, Mingshu
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-04T12:21:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-04T12:21:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/736
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract A good understanding of the influential factors to software development effort and further precise effort estimate are undoubtedly crucial to any cost-effective and controllable software development projects. In most effort estimation researches, a large dataset is always a necessary basis of estimation modeling, model calibration and method validation. Among them, different attributes and characteristics of project data will to a large extent affect the applicable scope of particular research result. This research aims to identify the factors that significantly influence development effort, and to investigate how the influence works in Chinese software industry. In this study, six factors and their relationships to development effort are analyzed, prioritized and discussed based upon the dataset recording 999 projects from 140 software organizations in China. In terms of our analysis and findings, some suggestions for effort estimation and control are extracted to assist software practitioners in coping with various types of software projects. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SFI en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PROFES 2010, Product-Focused Software Process Improvement;6156,2010 / pp. 306-320
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13792-1_24
dc.subject software development en_US
dc.title Understanding the influential factors to development effort in Chinese software industry en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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