EFFORT ESTIMATION TECHNIQUES FOR WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: A REVIEW

Syed Mohsin Saif, Abdul Wahid

Abstract


In present era of information technology web applications have become an indispensable and most pivotal source to disseminate information across geographically distant nodes. Most of the organisation public or private have switched their existence from traditional software based systems to web based software systems. Many characteristic differences between traditional software and web based software application made web based existence more popular with wide range adoption. The sudden surge in web application usability across different organisation have posed a grave challenge for web development companies to deliver their products onetime and within budget with much expected accurately, efficiency and reliability. Effort estimation is main domain that decides the budgetary constraints associated with web application development. Accurate estimates are very essential for both developer and client. Accurate estimates make web development companies to maintain their reputation, competitive edge and client base. Inaccuracy in effort estimates results to lose revenue, client base and competitive strength. Effort estimation is very import for every development organisation to estimate the development work in early stages of development to prove efficient, accurate and much reliable budget estimates. This paper is an effort to explore various effort estimation techniques for web development, their challenges and measures to predict accurate efforts.

Keywords


Web application development, Effort estimation, Effort estimation models, Web Sizing measures

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26483/ijarcs.v8i9.4889

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