Function Point Analysis

Function Point Analysis

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qFunction Point Analysis: Measurement Practices for Successful Software Projectsq is a comprehensive presentation of the principles of function point analysis (FPA) and a guide to its effective use in managing the development and deployment of software. Written for both information technology (IT) practitioners and managers, it describes how to use this proven-but-underutilized software-sizing metric to achieve successful software projects. Completely up-to-date, the book introduces the latest rules and guidelines released in the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) Counting Practices Manual 4.1. qFunction Point Analysisq presents fundamental counting techniques for basic-to-advanced technologies. It explains the calculations for determining function point size, an indication of a software application's overall functionality and complexity. Moving beyond mechanics, the book features the most common uses of FPA and reveals experience-based techniques for applying the methodology with success. The book covers such important topics as: An overview of FPA for the IT executive A description of software measurement, relating size to other software metrics Sizing data and transactional functions The application of general system characteristics Counting object-oriented, Web-based, client-server, and GUI applications Becoming a Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS), using a practice exam The use of FPA for accurate project estimating, development and maintenance outsourcing, and performance productivity baselining FPA automation tools, including function point repository tools and function point- based project estimation tools The role of FPA in standardizing industry benchmarking data Numerous detailed examples and case studies demonstrate the FPA methodology in action. As a reference, tutorial, and practical guide, qFunction Point Analysis: Measurement Practices for Successful Software Projectsq raises the level of awareness and understanding of FPA and its role in bringing proven quality standards to the software development industry. 0201699443B04062001Completely up-to-date, the book introduces the latest rules and guidelines released in the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) Counting Practices Manual 4.1.


Title:Function Point Analysis
Author: David Garmus, David E. Herron
Publisher:Addison-Wesley Professional - 2001
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