Software equation

Description

In the study of software project estimation, the Software Equation is a model with multiple variables based on assumptions of a specific distribution of effort throughout the entire length of a software development project.

Related formulas

Variables

Eproject effort measured in person-months or person-years (dimensionless)
LOClines of code estimate for the project (dimensionless)
Bspecial skills factor (dimensionless)
Pproductivity parameter (dimensionless)
ttime length of project (dimensionless)