On Effort Distribution in Software Project Development for Academic Domain
Jatinder kumar R. Saini1, Vikas S. Chomal2

1Jatinderkumar R. Saini*, Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune, India.
2Vikas S. Chomal, Associate Professor, Mandvi Education Society Institute of Computer Studies, Surat, India.
Manuscript received on May 06, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on May 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2020. | PP: 1755-1761 | Volume-9 Issue-5, June 2020. | Retrieval Number: C4706029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C4706.029320
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Abstract: Effort distribution in software engineering is a well-known term used to measure cost and effort estimation for each and every phase or activity in software development. Effort distribution is taken in consideration in almost all IT companies while developing software. But it is mostly not considered or overlooked in developing academic software projects by students of computer science courses. The paper presents with results of an experimentation on phase effort distribution data of 84 software academic projects of post graduate final year students of computer science. The phase effort distribution provided by students were collected, analyzed and compared with COCOMO II model which provides effort distribution required in software development. Finally, this paper also discusses and provides recommendation about the use and importance of effort distribution in academic software projects development.
Keywords: COCOMO II model, Computer Science, Effort Distribution, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Software Engineering, Software Projects