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ISMA 14 Workshop: Applying Function Point Rules to Emerging Technologies

Function Point Workshop

We are pleased to announce that QSM Lead Trainer and Senior Consultant Pam Simonovich will be presenting a workshop focused on applying function point rules to emerging technologies at the upcoming ISMA 14 on September 13. She will also be giving away VR Elegiant Virtual Reality Glasses to one lucky participant!

Today’s sizing expert must be able to accurately apply function point counting rules and SNAP counting rules to a variety of software environments and technologies. This hands-on interactive workshop will prepare you to apply counting rules to the ever-popular gaming Industry and promises to include such technologies as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Cloud computing, etc. The contents of the course will be reinforced with examples and hands-on case studies.

The workshop schedule will be as follows:

  • Introductions and Course Objectives
  • What are “New Technologies”: this module will describe the wide variety of environments that are included in the definition of New Technologies. Specific examples within the gaming industry for real-time systems, embedded software, artificial intelligence and rules based systems will be provided along with guidelines for defining these environments.
  • Applying FPA Rules to New Technologies: this module will demonstrate how the rules defined for FPA are interpreted and applied to new technologies. Specific examples of the rules and interpretations are provided.
  • Applying SNAP Rules to New Technologies: this module will demonstrate how the rules for SNAP are interpreted and applied to new technologies. Specific examples of the rules and interpretations are provided.
  • Counting Examples of New Technologies: this module describes several “real life” examples that have been encountered during counting exercises. It describes the approach used to define the application and demonstrates how the various counts were established.
  • Case Study for New Technologies: this module will allow for hands-on experience applying FPA and SNAP rules in the gaming environment to reinforce the counting process and how the rules apply for a range of technologies.
  • Case Study Review
  • Questions and Answers

This course is designed for counting practitioners who wish to expand and/or strengthen their counting skills, and who need to apply the sizing techniques to new technologies. Suggested prerequisites: the participants of the course should have attended a certified Introduction to Function Points and SNAP course (or equivalent) and have actively sized in each methodology for at least 6 months. There will be no review of the basic concepts or methodology.

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