Software Estimation: Benchmarking Between COCOMO II and SCOPE

  • Cathy Guevara-VegaEmail author
  • Andrea Basantes-Andrade
  • Joseph Guerrero-Pasquel
  • Antonio Quiña-Mera
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 895)


This article presents the result of a comparative study that best determines the most useful software assessment tool applicable to software development costs. This study was applied to Systems Engineering faculty students and teachers from Técnica del Norte University as well as to IT companies’ end users. This research work carried out defined quantitative parameters, reflected on aspects regarding supplies, friendly user tools, methodologies, in addition to documentation and data language contained. These features were incorporated in a survey that allowed us to analyze the opinions and preferences of the respondents. The tools selected to carry out this process were SCOPE at a private environment and COCOMO II at a free environment. The results of this research showed that the best option for a software assessment tool applied to software development costs is COCOMO II with 83.33% over 75% of SCOPE.


COCOMO II SCOPE Benchmarking Software estimate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering in Applied SciencesUniversidad Técnica del NorteIbarraEcuador
  2. 2.Faculty of Education Science and TechnologyUniversidad Técnica del NorteIbarraEcuador

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