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The IT Measurement Compendium

Estimating and Benchmarking Success with Functional Size Measurement

By Manfred Bundschuh , Carol Dekkers

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This book presents a vast array of software sizing methods including all five ISO/IEC-acknowledged Functional Sizing Methods. It also includes hands-on advice and practical examples of how to use functional size measurement to produce realistic estimates.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-5406-8187-8
  • 680 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: August 15, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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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.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. 1) The Estimation Challenges
  2. 2) Estimation Fundamentals
  3. 3) Prerequisites for Estimation
  4. 4) The Implementation of Estimation
  5. 5) Estimation Methods
  6. 6) Estimating Maintenance Effort
  7. 7) Software Measurement and Metrics Fundamentals
  8. 8) Product
  9. and Process
  10. Metrics
  11. 9) Object
  12. Oriented Metrics
  13. 10) Measurement Communities and Resources
  14. 11) Benchmarking of IT Projects
  15. 12) The IFPUG Function Point Counting Method
  16. 13) Functional Size Measurement Methods (FSMMs)
  17. 14) Variants of the IFPUG Function Point Counting Method
  18. 15) Using Functional Size Measurement Methods
  19. 16) Estimation of Data Warehouses, Web
  20. based Applications: Software Reuse and Re
  21. development
  22. 17) IFPUG Function Point Counting Rules
  23. 18) Functional Size Measurement Case Studies
  24. 19) Functional Size Measurement
  25. Additional Case Studies
  26. 20) Tools for Estimation Appendix, References

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