volume 29, issue 9, Pe1882 2017
DOI: 10.1002/smr.1882
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Abstract: Project productivity is a key factor for producing effort estimates from use case points (UCP), especially when the historical dataset is absent. The first versions of UCP effort estimation models used a fixed number or very limited numbers of productivity ratios for all new projects.These approaches have not been well examined over a large number of projects, so the validity of these studies was a matter for criticism. The newly available large software datasets allow us to perform further research on the us…

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