Average Programmer Profile Weights (APPW)APPW is a modern Software Engineering Statistical Cost Model created by Logical Solutions in 2009 team of software experts experienced with traditional cost models COCOMO, COSYSMO
, FISMA, COSMIC, KISS, and NESMA, which knowledge base constitues 5662
industrial and military projects. The team has coducted a 12 month
research adding further statistical study cases of additional 48
projects of diverse sizes, platforms and developers, focusing on commercial and
open-source projects. Tightly integrated with the WMFP
source code sizing algorithm, allowed to produce a semi-automatic cost
model requireing fewer input cost drivers by completing the necessay
information from the measured metrics provided by the WMFP analysis.
model is highly suited for evalutaion of commercial software
projects, Therefore the model assumes several precoditions
essential for commercial project development:
A. The programmers
are experienced with the language, platform, development
methodologies and tools required for the project.
B. Project design and specifications document had been written, or a functional design stage will be separatly measured.
APPW satistical model has been calibrated to be compatible with the
most Sotware Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies. See SDLC Compatibility notes.
that the model measures only development time, It does not measure peripheral
effort on learning, researching, designing, documenting, packaging and marketing.