Design & Development of a Suitable Model to Validate New Estimation Approaches for Effective Performance
Safia Yasmeen1, G. Manoj Someswar2

1Safia Yasmeen, Research Scholar, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), India.
2Dr. G. Manoj Someswar, Prof. Research Supervisor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), India.

Manuscript received on 10 October 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 October 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 October 2016 | PP: 14-21 | Volume-6 Issue-1, October 2016 | Retrieval Number: A4731106116/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: As COCOMO is a non-proprietary model, its details are available in the public domain, encouraging researchers and practitioners in the software engineering community to independently evaluate the model. There have been many extensions independently reported where machine learning techniques are used to generate effort models from the original COCOMO model. In our research work, we proposed a calibration method by transforming the model equation into a linear form and estimating the model parameters using standard linear regression techniques. This calibration method has been adopted by the COCOMO development team in their calibration work. COCOMO has also been a model used to validate new estimation approaches such as fuzzy logic and neural networks. The COCOMO development team continues to calibrate and extend the model using different calibration approaches on more augmented data sets and our research work is mainly based upon these approaches wherein we have evolved newer and better approaches over the existing approaches and gave a realistic outlook to the very purpose of achieving the best performance.
Keywords: Calibration Technique, Maintenance Function Point (MFP), Maintenance Impact Ratio (MIR), Developed for Reusability (RUSE), Required Development Schedule (SCED), Required Software Reliability (RELY)

Scope of the Article: Developments in Computer Networks