Estimating and Benchmarking Success with Functional Size Measurement
Bundschuh, Manfred, Dekkers, Carol
2008, XXXV, 643 p. 134 illus.
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Explains ISO/IEC standards specific to software measurement and Functional Size Measurement
Details the five most popular and ISO/IEC accepted Functional Size Measurement standards including IFPUG, COSMIC, FiSMA, Mark II and NESMA
Presents various other software sizing methods including case points, object points and academic approaches
Complete with many real-world examples and hands-on checklists
Based on the authors’ many years of experience
Provides many pointers to Internet resources and international metrics organizations
The first step towards success in a software project is to ensure a professional setup. This includes a metrics-based formal estimation process to ensure a solid foundation for project planning. Accurate estimates require quantitative measurements, ideally tool based. In addition, software project managers must also monitor and update these estimates during the project’s lifecycle to control progress and assess possible risks.
Based on their many years of practical experience as software managers and consultants, Manfred Bundschuh and Carol Dekkers present a framework of value to anyone involved with software project management. They present all five ISO/IEC-acknowledged Functional Sizing Methods, with variants, experiences, counting rules and case studies, and they use numerous practical examples to show how to use functional size measurement to produce realistic estimates.
Written in a highly practical style, including checklists, templates, and hands-on advice, and backed up with many pointers to both national and international metrics and standards organizations, this book is the ideal companion for the busy software project manager or quality assurance manager.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Function Point Analysis - Information Technology (IT) - Object-Oriented Metrics - Requirements Engineering - Software Measurement - benchmark - control - data warehouse - development - management - organization - project management - quality assurance - software - stan