Practical experimentations with the COSMIC method in Automotive embedded software field

Stern, S.

More and more functionalities are available in cars (to increase security, to reduce the
CO2 emissions, to improve the connectivity with the outside world and so on) and the
most part of these new features is realized by software. The automotive industry is
used to manage very accurately the physical parts costs with its suppliers and has now
to face to the software parts development costs management too. For that, it is
necessary to construct effort estimation models based on a standard functional size
measurement method which must be explicable, factual, simple and reproducible.
The major goal of this paper is to give a feedback on the Renault practical
experimentations with the COSMIC method on the embedded software field.

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IWSM 2009
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