Software Cost Estimation

Software cost estimation is the process of predicting the amount of effort required to build a software system.

More projects are doomed by poor cost and schedule estimates than anything else. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Cassiopeia delivers powerful, scientific techniques for confidently producing and defending accurate software development estimates and schedules.

Our leading software costing experts walk through every form of estimating: high-level estimates for feasibility planning; function-oriented estimates for procurement; and implementation-oriented estimates based on detailed designs.

Discover better ways to measure lines of code and function points; new GUI and object metrics; and how to take advantage of “top down” and “bottom up” methods for smaller projects.

Get outputs that include:

  • Lifecycle costs, including maintenance and support;
  • Staffing profiles;
  • Cost broken down by phase and activity;
  • Project risk profiles, and much more.

We use a wide range of estimation techniques. We choose the one most appropriate, and supply you with estimates of a project’s scope, cost/effort, schedule, and/or quality.