On the Seven Misconceptions about Functional Size Measurement

ÖZKAN B., Demirors O.

Joint Conference of 26th International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM) / 11th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (Mensura), Berlin, Germany, 5 - 07 October 2016, pp.45-52 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iwsm-mensura.2016.17
  • City: Berlin
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-52
  • Keywords: Software Measurement, Functional Size, Functional Size Measurement, Software Estimation, FUNCTION POINTS, SOFTWARE, RELIABILITY
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Among the various approaches to software size measurement, Functional Size Measurement has been widely recognized for its usability in early phases of software development cycles and its independence from implementation language, development method and technology. Starting from its introduction with the original Function Point Analysis method in 1979, functional size has been a favored input to estimation and productivity models. As a result of the search for solutions to emerging measurement needs and the advancements in the discipline of software measurement, FSM concepts have been redefined and measurement methods have matured with notable contributions from the ISO standardization process.