Cost Estimation Techniques for Web Projects, 1st Edition

  • Emilia Mendes
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  • ISBN-10: 1599041375
  • ISBN-13: 9781599041377
  • DDC: 006.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 412 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Having realistic estimates of effort at an early stage in a Web project's life is vital to the successful management of resources. The principles of the prediction process are identifying the influencing factors, gathering past project data, generating an effort prediction model and assessing the effectiveness of such prediction model.

Cost Estimation Techniques for Web Projects provides a step-by-step methodology to improving cost estimation practices for Web projects. Utilizing such techniques as stepwise regression modeling, case-base reasoning, classification and regression trees, and expert opinion, this book is a powerful tool for scholars, researchers and practitioners in the areas of Web development, Web engineering, project management and software engineering.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Web Cost Estimation Principles.
2: What is Different about Web and Software Projects?.
3: Introduction to Web Cost Estimation.
4: How Accurate is an Effort Model?.
5: Sizing Web Applications.
6: Techniques for Building Web Cost Models.
7: Web Effort Estimation Using Regression Analysis.
8: Web Effort Estimation Using Case–Based Reasoning.
9: Web Effort Estimation Using Classification and Regression Trees.
10: What is the Best Technique?.
11: How to Improve Your Company’s Effort Estimation Practices.
12: An Introduction to Statistics.
13: Understanding Project Data.
14: The Need for Empirical Web Engineering: An Introduction.
About the Author.