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The IT Measurement Compendium – Estimating & Benchmarking Success with Functional Size Measurement (Function Points)

13 Oct
The IT MEasurement Compendium cover

The IT MEasurement Compendium cover

It is finally available in the United States and throughout the world!  Co-authored with Manfred Bundschuh, who retired as the measurement coordinator for AXA Insurance in Germany, and myself, The IT Measurement Compendium: Estimating and Benchmarking Success with Functional Size Measurement is available for order from Springer (the publisher) directly, or from Amazon.com (direct link from www.qualityplustech.com/books.html – where you can also view Capers Jones’ review!)

Culminating a yearlong writing and editing endeavor, this is the first book ever to examine all five ISO conformant Functional Size Measurement (Function Points) standards AND feature a single case study that uses all five methods to derive the software size.

While function point analysis (FPA) was first invented and presented in 1979, use of the methodology became especially relevant for comparing the productivity and quality of outsourcing contracts.  In addition, corporations who strive to reach level two or higher on process maturity scales such as the CMMI(TM) or the SPICE models, have discovered that functional size measurement provides an objective means of sizing software requirements – and fits into parametrics software estimating methods (as the size of the software to be developed).

For further details or for quantity discounts, please contact me directly by sending me an email at dekkers@qualityplustech.com.


Carol Dekkers

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