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Basic Software Estimating III

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Author: PRICE® Customer Success Team

Version: 16.1 SR1 (TPC 017)

Category: Training Courses

This module (TPC 017 – Basic Software Estimating III) provides background and contextual information to assist the student in understanding how to effectively use TruePlanning® to create a COTS software cost estimate. Included in this session is a discussion of key model relationships for developing a COTS estimate along with specifics of input parameters. The objectives of this session are for each student to:

  1. Recognize what constitutes COTS software
  2. Understand the benefits and risks of using COTS software
  3. Understand the COTS estimate approach and process using TruePlanning®
  4. Understand the meaning of “glue code”
  5. Understand the key COTS Software Component Cost Drivers and their associated functional relationships
  6. Understand how to use a COTS Software Component in a mixed (HW/SW) product breakdown structure to represent embedded software