ProductLine Investment MOdel (COPLIMO)
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Lead Personnel: Barry Boehm, Ye
Objectives: Develop a cost estimation model
to helo software product line cost estimation and return-on-investment
analysis within the scope of product line life cycle.
Approach: COPLIMO consists of two components:
a product line development cost model and an annualized post-development
life cycle extension. It focuses on modeling the portions of the
software that involve product-specific newly-built software, fully
reused black-box product line components, and product line components
that are reused with adaptation. This model is an extension built
upon USC-CSE's well-calibrated, multi-parameter Constructive Cost
Model (COCOMO®) II, tailored down to cover the essentials of strategic
software product line decision issues and available supporting
data from industries.
The basic COPLIMO product line life cycle cost model has two
components: a product line development cost model and an annualized
post-development extension. The basic model makes several simplifying
assumptions about the uniformity and stability of the portions
of the software that involve product-specific newly-built software,
fully reused black-box product line components, and product line
components that are reused with adaptation. These simplifications
can be replaced by relatively straightforward extensions, which
would eventually be needed for detailed product line planning
and control usage. However, the simpler model will usually be
sufficient for early exploratory tradeoff analysis of product
Collecting calibration data, and refine and calibrate COPLIMO
- Barry Boehm, A. Winsor Brown, Ray Madachy, Ye Yang, "A
Software Product Line Life Cycle Cost Estimation Model,"
submitted to ISESE 2004.