Exploration of an Error Prevention Model for COSMIC Functional Size Measurement Method

Salmanoglu M., Demirors O.

Joint Conference of the 22nd International Workshop on Software Measurement / 7th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (IWSM-MENSURA), Assis, Brazil, 17 - 19 October 2012, pp.198-204 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iwsm-mensura.2012.36
  • City: Assis
  • Country: Brazil
  • Page Numbers: pp.198-204
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The reliability of Functional size is crucial for effort and cost estimation in software development projects. However, estimation results may differ because of the errors made in the measurement process. This research proposes an error prevention model for COSMIC Functional Size Measurement method to increase the reliability of the measurements. The model has two main suggestions; first, to use the types of the functional processes during the measurement to prevent errors, and the second, to use a cardinality table to prevent errors related with cascading processes.