Predictor - a Prediction Support Tool.

Henrik Bergstrom: Predictor - a Prediction Support Tool CSIT 2000 : 313-319


Estimating the effort needed for a software engineering project is a well known hard problem and during the years many models have been proposed to solve it but with little success. Two aspects that are commonly seen as influential are that the models often are developed in another domain, or under other circumstances than where they are used, and the user's lack of measurement data means that no calibration of the models is possible. This paper presents Predictor, a prediction support tool that addresses these problems. First of all, it acts as a measurement database from which a project manager or other estimator can draw knowledge when an estimation based on expert judgement is to be done. Secondly, it supports estimation based on local algorithmic models developed by the tool and estimations based on case-based reasoning. Both these techniques avoid the need for calibration since they only use local data.

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