Applying Software Metrics
Counting Object-Oriented Applications and Projects
An advanced workshop for practitioners wishing to apply functional size measurement in object-oriented environments.
FPA Follow-Up Workshop
An advanced workshop to help experienced practitioners resolve the issues that arise when using unfamiliar technologies.
Function Point Counting Workshop
Apply your skills in a coached workshop consolidate your skills and experience on the job.
Sizing E-commerce Applications
An advanced workshop for practitioners wishing to apply functional size measurement to internet-based solutions
Applying Software Metrics
Services for identifying, collecting and checking measurements.
Starting a Measurement Programme
A measurement programme is part of a means to an end (one or more business objectives). To deliver any benefit the objective(s) must be clearly understood first and then the measurement programme must be designed to support them.
Supporting a Measurement Programme
Once successfully started, there are various activities required to keep the measurement programme operating effectively and the results relevant.
Functional Sizing Audits
To ensure that the selected functional sizing method is being used to produce reliable consistent results.
Estimating and Risk
Estimating Size from detailed requirements and detailed designs.
Measuring Requirements and Changes
Measuring the functional size of change requests and estimating their impact in terms of cost, duration, effort etc.
Performance Measurement and Analysis
A range of services to help organisations determine what measures, data collection and analysis techniques are appropriate.
An accepted technique used to calculate and improve organisational performance with respect to appropriate benchmarks.
A set of processes for management of the work subcontracted to those suppliers, to ensure compliance and ameliorate the issues and risks involved.
Planning and Supplier Selection
A reliable process for identfying a suitable supplier or suppliers for given packages of work. This also identifies issues or risks to the work that may be a consequence of using each supplier.
Tools and Techniques
A method designed to measure the functional size of real-time, multi-layered software such as used in telecoms, process control, and operating systems, as well as business application software, all on the same measurement scale.
Come back Function Point Analysis (modernised) - All is Forgiven!
In this paper, Charles Symons examines the reasons for the decline, and the main advances in thinking on the more general topic of Functional Size Measurement (FSM) which have been made in the last 15 years. Specifically, the COSMIC FFP method is seen as a significant step forward in being the first method designed by an international group of software metrics experts to work for both business application and real-time software.
Using COSMIC for Real-Time and Embedded Systems
Exploring the use of COSMIC-FFP based estimation in a real-time and embedded systems context.
Software Size Measurement
Undergoing a renaissance, Functional Size Measurement is applicable thorughout the development, maintenance and support lifecycles.
The Importance of the Size of Software Requirements
Size measurement methods have played a key role in helping to solve real-world problems of estimating, supplier/customer disputes, performance improvement and the management of outsourced contracts. This paper discusses the history of functional size measurement and the status of the COSMIC-FFP method.