A metrics-based software maintenance Effort Model

Jane Huffman Hayes, Sandip C. Patel, Liming Zhao

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We derive a model for estimating adaptive software maintenance effort in person hours, the Adaptive Maintenance Effort Model (AMEffMo). A number of metrics such as lines of code changed and number of operators changed were found to be strongly correlated to maintenance effort. The regression models performed well in predicting adaptive maintenance effort as well as provide useful information for managers and maintainers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-258
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering, CSMR
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the European Conference on Software Maintainance and Reengineering, CSMR - Tampere, Finland
Duration: Mar 24 2004Mar 26 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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