Functional size measurement revisited


Gencel C., Demirors O.

ACM TRANSACTIONS ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND METHODOLOGY, vol.17, no.3, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1145/1363102.1363106
  • Title of Journal : ACM TRANSACTIONS ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND METHODOLOGY
  • Keywords: management, measurement, functional size measurement, software estimation, software benchmarking, MkII FPA, COSMIC FFP, FUNCTION POINTS, SOFTWARE PRODUCTIVITY, REPOSITORY

Abstract

There are various approaches to software size measurement. Among these, the metrics and methods based on measuring the functionality attribute have become widely used since the original method was introduced in 1979. Although functional size measurement methods have gone a long way, they still provide challenges for software managers. This article identifies improvement opportunities based on empirical studies we performed on ongoing projects. We also compare our findings with the extended dataset provided by the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG).