A cost-efficiency model for tool chains
2012 (English)In: Global Software Engineering Workshops (ICGSEW), 2012 IEEE Seventh International Conference on, IEEE , 2012, 6-11 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The seamless integration of development tools can help to improve the productivity of software development and reduce development costs. When tool chains are used in the context of global software engineering, they are deployed as globally distributed systems. Tool chains have the potential to bring productivity gains but they are also expensive to realize. The decision to introduce a tool chain is often made based only on a qualitative analysis of the situation. More precise analysis of the trade-offs would be possible if a quantitative model describing the cost-efficiency of tool chains would be available. We apply the COCOMO model for cost analysis in combination with the TIL model for tool chain design to create a generic quantitative estimation model for predicting the cost-efficiency of tool chains. We validate the cost-efficiency model with a case study of an industrial tool chain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2012. 6-11 p.
Cost Estimation, Global Engineering, Process Modeling, Tool Integration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-103827DOI: 10.1109/ICGSEW.2012.13ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84870654195ISBN: 978-076954788-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-103827DiVA: diva2:561993
2012 IEEE 7th International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops, ICGSEW 2012; Porto Alegre; 27 August 2012 through 30 August 2012
QC 201212142012-10-222012-10-222013-09-03Bibliographically approved