Software Effort Estimation: the Elusive Goal in Project Management

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  author =       "J. Javier Dolado and Luis Fernandez and 
                 M. Carmen Otero and Leire Urkola",
  title =        "Software Effort Estimation: the Elusive Goal in
                 Project Management",
  booktitle =    "International Conference on Enterprise Information
                 Systems 1999",
  year =         "1999",
  pages =        "412--418",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  ISBN =         "972-98050-0-8",
  URL =          "",
  abstract =     "The estimation of the effort to be spent in a software
                 project is a problem still open. Having a good
                 estimation of the variables just at the beginning of a
                 project makes the project manager confident about the
                 future course of the actions, since many of the
                 decisions taken during the development depend on, or
                 are influenced by, the initial estimations. The root of
                 the problems can be attributed to the different methods
                 of analysis used, and to the way with which they are
                 applied. On one hand we may not use the adequate
                 independent variables for prediction and/or we may not
                 build the correct predictive equations. On the other
                 hand we could think that the method of prediction has
                 some effect on the predictions, meaning that it is not
                 the same to use classical regression or other methods
                 of analysis. We have applied linear regression, neural
                 networks and genetic programming to several datasets.
                 We infer that the problem of accurate software
                 estimation by means of mathematical analysis of simple
                 relationships solely isn?t going to be inmediately
  notes =        "",

Genetic Programming entries for Jose Javier Dolado Cosin Luis Fernandez M Carmen Otero Leire Urkola