Project Estimation skills are increasingly being recognized as
a company’s key competitive advantages. Whether that software is marketed commercially
or used in support of internal business operations, effective management of software
requires effective measurements. The Function Point metric has become the software
measure of choice.
Function Point analysis was created in the mid 70s as a technique
for evaluating software size and system complexity. Today the Function Point metric
is used by tens of hundreds of companies globally.
FPA is used to accurately size systems in an effort to satisfy
customer demands on time and within budget.
The impact of new techniques and methods such as Graphical User
Interface (GUI), Client -Server, Object Oriented Analysis (OOA) and Web based applications
are currently being measured using Function Point analysis.The objective of the
course is to provide inputs on Function Points and COCOMO, which are perhaps the
most popular methods of sizing and estimating software systems today.
Function point analysis developed by Allen Albrecht, when at IBM,
is now universally accepted as an adequate and effective measure of functionally
of a business, commercial, MIS software system and thus a vital first step that
FPA is not geared for systems software, real-time applications or scientific systems.
COCOMO is an Estimation model developed by Dr.Barry Boehm and
used to estimate effort and calendar time. The 1997 version of this model will be
covered in the course
About This Course
The most effective approach to learning the FUNCTION POINT analysis
technique & COCOMO is through classroom instruction and hands-on practical experience.
This seminar provides you with the opportunity to learn Function Point counting
techniques and to apply them through exercises and case studies. The International
Function Point Users Group counting guidelines recommended by today’s industry leaders
What You Will Learn
This course will teach you the fundamentals of counting and applying
Upon completion you will be able to:
- Apply the Function Point counting techniques in your environment
- Understand the principles behind those counting techniques
- Apply Function Points in an overall metrics program
- Develop improved estimating techniques using Function Points
- Improve communications with the users through functional metrics