A method of programming measurement and estimation
by C. E. Walston, C. P. Felix
Improvements in programming technology have paralleled improvements in computing system architecture and materials. Along with increasing knowledge of the system and program development processes, there has been some notable research into programming project measurement, estimation, and planning. Discussed is a method of programming project productivity estimation. Also presented are preliminary results of research into methods of measuring and estimating programming project duration, staff size, and computer cost.