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SOFTWARE ESTIMATION BEST PRACTICES, TOOLS, & TECHNIQUES by Murali Chemuturi

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APPENDIX D: DERIVING PRODUCTIVITY FROM PAST PROJECTS

This appendix is intended to provide assistance to an organization that is trying to derive a productivity figure for the first time. Such an organization would have completed at least one or a few projects. Of course, other organizations may also adopt this procedure. One attribute is used as an example, but the method shown here to derive productivity can be applied to other attributes as well.

Consider a project that is based on Java programming. To derive the productivity for programming in Java, we need the figures for lines of code (LOC) developed and the effort spent developing the LOC. The project data is shown in table D.1.

Before proceeding with this example, a discussion of averages ...

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