Table of Contents

- 1 What is Cocomo calculation?
- 2 What is the equation to calculate the average staff size?
- 3 What is basic Cocomo?
- 4 What should not be counted in calculation of LOC?
- 5 What is the correct formula to calculate effort of a product using basic Cocomo?
- 6 How do you calculate project hours?
- 7 How to calculate the COCOMO number in SLOC?
- 8 Which is the correct expression for the COCOMO model?

## What is Cocomo calculation?

The Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO) computation is used to estimate the level of effort needed to produce a given quantity of code. The project should save the results of this COCOMO calculation if needed to support its make or buy decision.

**How do you calculate LOC?**

– Basing on the size of the project in FP, you can estimate or calculate the numbers of LOC by multiplying the average number of LOC/ FP for a given language (AVC) by the total number of function points of the project.

### What is the equation to calculate the average staff size?

Add the beginning number of employees to the ending number of employees, then divide by two. In the example, 400 plus 410 equals 810. Then 810 divided by two equals 405. So you have an average of 405 employees over a year’s time.

**What is the formula for calculating the development time of a project?**

A project’s duration = overall task time estimation (E) + E*risk buffer + E*time eaters. So, if a project’s overall task time estimation is 7,200 hours, the total project duration will be: 7,200 + 7,200*0.25 + 7,200*0.20 = 10,440 hours.

#### What is basic Cocomo?

The basic Cocomo model assumes that the effort is only a function of the number of lines of code and some constants evaluated according to the different software system. However, in reality, no system’s effort and schedule can be solely calculated on the basis of Lines of Code.

**How do you calculate effort estimation?**

In general, add 15% of the effort hours for project management. For instance, if a project estimate is 12,000 hours (7 – 8 people), and then a full-time project manager (1800 hours) is needed. If the project estimate is 1,000 hours, the project management time would be 150 hours. Add contingency hours.

## What should not be counted in calculation of LOC?

LOC: “Lines of Code, usually referring to non-commentary lines, meaning pure whitespace and lines containing only comments are not included in the metric.” (The number of lines of program code is wonderful metric.

**How do you calculate average employee?**

To calculate the average, add the total number of employees at the beginning of the period to the total number of employees at the end of the period, and simply divide by two.

### What is the correct formula to calculate effort of a product using basic Cocomo?

The necessary steps in this model are: Determine a set of 15 multiplying factors from various attributes of the project. Calculate the effort estimate by multiplying the initial estimate with all the multiplying factors i.e., multiply the values in step1 and step2.

**How do you estimate a project development?**

So, to recap, these are the key things to do when making estimates in software development:

- Break down the work into smaller tasks.
- Don’t assume without asking questions.
- Propose adjusting the requirement.
- Factor in your degree of confidence.
- Agree on a sequence for estimating.
- Set a maximum time limit for each task.

#### How do you calculate project hours?

If you’re estimating project hours for your team, consider following these steps:

- Review project scope.
- Create a list of tasks.
- Collect data for each task.
- Include external hours.
- Consider revision hours.
- Consider adding contingency hours.
- Add all components together.
- Review and revise the estimate.

**How to see the results of the COCOMO calculation?**

To see your result, simply hit the “calculate COCOMO” button. If you enter anything other than a number, you will be shown a prompt informing you so. You will then be taken to the results page, so that you can, if desired, see the coefficients for the mode that you selected. The results, however, will be read “NaN” and will be bogus.

## How to calculate the COCOMO number in SLOC?

Hit the “back” button on your browser, select the “reset” button, re-select the mode and enter a number in the SLOC text box and finally hit the “calculate COCOMO” button. Back to top.

**How is TDEV calculated in the COCOMO model?**

The Basic COCOMO model’s expression is given as: KLOC is Kilo’s lines of code. E is the Effort applied in person-month. Tdev is the development time in months. The coefficient a,b,c & d are constant and can be calculated using the given table:

### Which is the correct expression for the COCOMO model?

The basic COCOMO model helps to calculate a quick estimation of software development costs. The accuracy of this model is considerably restricted because of the insufficient factor considerations. The Basic COCOMO model’s expression is given as: Effort (E) = a* (KLOC)b