In order to use a sizing unit other than SLOC in the SLIM tools, you must assign a gearing factor. For function points, gearing factors are discussed here. In this article, QSM's Andy Berner addresses ways of choosing a gearing factor for story points.
Part of QSM's Agile Round Table article series, the fourth article focuses on determining size in a consistent enough manner across multiple products, projects, and agile teams so that you have good historical data on which to base an estimate. It also shows how to apply these techniques with the SLIM Suite of products.
This article, originally published in Projects at Work, identifies three ways to maximize estimating efforts — before, during and after your project is complete.
In this article, originally published on Projects at Work, Laura Zuber explores the benefits and best practices of collaborative estimates.