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Submission + - Estimating software development costs 1

ZigZagHerring writes: As a financial manager in charge of projecting software development costs and other costs associated with the development process, I find myself a bit lost. As the co-founder of a startup for institutional investment analysis software, I have the financial skills to deploy complex analysis but not the estimation skills to forecast costs of software development. Where would a financial whiz with a slight technical background go about finding procedures for producing ballpark software development cost figures?
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Estimating software development costs

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  • '... but not the estimation skills to forecast costs of software development.'

    No one does :(

    'Where would a financial whiz with a slight technical background go about finding procedures for producing ballpark software development cost figures?'

    Try starting with Capers Jones and COCOMO.

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