[Dev][Quotation] Shortest Possible Schedules.

Systems Products Business Products Shrink-Wrap Products
System Size
(lines of code)
Schedule
(month)
Effort
(man-month)
Schedule
(month)
Effort
(man-month)
Schedule
(month)
Effort
(man-month)
10,000 6 25 3.5 5 4.2 8
30,000 9 110 5.5 22 7 37
50,000 11 230 7 46 8 79
100,000 15 540 9 110 11 190
200,000 20 1,250 11 250 14 440
300,000 24 2,100 14 420 16 725
500,000 30 3,900 17 780 20 1400

< Sources : Derived from data in
Software Engineering Economics (Boehm 1981),
“An Empirical Validation of Software Cost Estimation Models” (Kemerer 1987),
Applied Software Measurement (Jones 1991),
Measures for Excellence (Putnam and Myers 1992),
Assessment and Control of Software Risks (Jones 1994)>

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