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Automating Function Points – (SwiSMA/SEE)

June 20, 2014

Speaker: Massimo Crubellati, CISQ Outreach Liaison, Italy

Location: swissICT Vulkanstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland



IT executives have complained about the cost and inconsistency of counting Function Points manually.  The Consortium for IT Software Quality was formed as a special interest group of the Object Management Group (OMG) co-sponsored by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University for the purpose of automating the measurement of software attributes from source code.


One of the measures the founding members of CISQ requested was Automated Function Points specified as closely as possible to the IFPUG counting guidelines.  David Herron, a noted FP expert led the effort which has now resulted in Automated Function Points being an Approved Specification of the OMG.  This talk with discuss the specification and report on experience with its use, including comparisons with manual counts.  It will also present methods for using AFPs for calibrating FP estimating methods early in a project as well as how to integrate automated counts into development and maintenance processes.


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