COCOMO III Cost Drivers

Impact of Software Failure [FAIL]

This is the measure of the extent to which the software must perform its intended function over a period of time. 

Rating LevelDescriptionEM
Very LowSlight inconvenience0.82
LowLow, easily recoverable losses0.92
NominalModerate, easily recoverable losses1.00
HighHigh financial risk (or equivalent)1.10
Very HighLost of human life1.26
Extra HighLost of many human livesTBD
FAIL Ratings