Version 1.0, published June 2001
Command Line Calculator
Cocomo is a model designed by Barry W. Boehm to give an estimate of
the number of man months it will take to develop a software product. This
"COnstructive COst MOdel" is based on a study of about 60 projects
at TRW. The programs used for this development work ranged from 2000 to
100.000 lines of code, and programming languages used range from assembly to
PL/I. Cocomo consists of a hierarchy of 3 increasingly detailed and accurate
Basic Cocomo calculates projects size just based on the lines of code.
This model does not have any settable parameters like talents of designers
for example. This model is supported by this program, when all settings are
set to normal.
On right you can see main user interface to Cocomo Calculator. On this page you can set things like size of the software project and costs of employees. After pressing calculate button program will calculate needed man months, calender months, costs and issues like that. From the setting button you can set "weights" of Cocomo Calculator according to the project. There are things like project-, product-, personnal- and hardware attributes, which are used to describe the nature of the software project to the Calculator. The best way to get started is to push question mark and study in build help system.