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COCOMO (COnstructive COst MOdel II)

Last Updated : 03/27/2017

​A model that facilitates estimation of cost, effort and schedule when planning a new software development activity. Originally established 1981, it includes three sub-models each offering further fidelity, called Applications Composition, Early Design, and Post-Architecture. Can be used for making investment or other financial decisions involving software development, setting project budgets and schedules as a basis for planning and control, and making general software cost and schedule risk management decisions.

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