Version 5.0 of the QSM's Function Point Gearing Factor table is live!
While doing research on projects counted in function points, the sample size was large enough (over 2000 projects) to allow me to compare the productivity of different project types. The QSM database uses these project categories:
When I think about software projects, my memory goes back to the large ones I worked on when I was a developer. These projects lasted for many months and usually had teams that were divided into sub-teams that worked on specific areas of functionality. They typically created major systems for the customer. But was that the normal life of a software developer? Not really. Years were spent on production support handling change requests, while the many small projects we completed are now only vague memories.
Recently, for some research I am doing on function points, I worked with a database of over 2000 recently completed software projects. As a byproduct of that research, I was able to come up with a portrait of the “average normal” Business IT project that I would like to share.
If you were unable to attend our recent webinar, Using Function Points and SLIM to Support a Complete Estimation Process, a replay is now available.
On Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 PM EDT, QSM's Keith Ciocco will present Using Function Points and SLIM to Support a Complete Estimation Process.
Our recent webinar, Estimating Before Requirements with Function Points and Other Metrics, was a huge success! If you were unable to attend, a replay and pdf version of the slides are now available. If you have any questions regarding this material or QSM's Function Point Analysis services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
On Thursday, June 7 at 1:00 PM EDT, QSM will host Estimating Before Requirements with Function Points and other Metrics, presented by industry expert Carol Dekkers.
Please welcome Carol Dekkers who joins QSM as a part-time Consultant and Trainer. Carol will be a member of our consulting team and also assisting as needed with our research and training needs. Carol has been a longtime teaming partner of QSM and those of us who have worked with her know that she is an excellent speaker, writer, trainer and consultant.
Carol is a recognized international expert in the software metrics and IT Project Management industries. A former President of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG), Carol has been project editor of the U.S. delegation to ISO software and systems engineering standards in function points and benchmarking (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7) since 1994.