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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 COCOMOCOSYSMO , 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 software 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.
APPW 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.




The APPW satistical model has been calibrated to be compatible with the most Sotware Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies. See SDLC Compatibility notes.

Note that the model measures only development time, It does not measure peripheral effort on learning, researching, designing, documenting, packaging and marketing.