The Influence of Culture and Leadership on Cost Estimation

  • Khaled Hamdan
  • Boumediene Belkhouche
  • Peter Smith
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5338)


Culture and leadership factors play an important role in software development and cost estimation. We discuss the many dimensions of culture and leadership and their impact on cost estimation in software development. We conducted a survey to identify leadership and cultural factors that may influence the software development process and its associated cost. A cost estimation model incorporating these factors was developed and evaluated.


Effort estimation Leadership Team culture CBR Ontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khaled Hamdan
    • 1
  • Boumediene Belkhouche
    • 2
  • Peter Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.UAE UniversityAl AinUAE
  2. 2.CITUAE UniversityAl AinUAE
  3. 3.University of SunderlandSunderlandUK

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