The International Function Point Users Group’s Non-functional Sizing Standards Committee (NFSSC) and Marymount University (USA) recently completed a joint research to improve the process for subcategory 2.2 (“Help Methods”) of the SNAP Assessment Practices Manual (APM). The results of this research were presented at the ISMA 13 conference in Mumbai....Read more
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After several years with only paper based Certification Examinations to become Certified SNAP Practitioner (CSP), the iSQI FLEX online Certification for CSP is now available. While function points measure the functional requirements by sizing the data flow through a software application, SNAP measures the non-functional requirements. It is therefore complementary...Read more
This edition of MetricViews centers around one common theme: estimation. In this edition, available to download from the IFPUG site, Carol Dekkers and Joe Madden start us off with ways to improve your estimates based on a FP sampling approach, Amit Arun Javadekar reminds us of the impact accurate estimating...Read more
SNAP is four years old! Many organizations are implementing SNAP (the Software Non-functional Assessment Process that measures the non-functional requirements) and incorporating it into their Metrics Program. We would like to share their practical experience with the software measurements community: this experience can be translated into white papers, examples and...Read more
Filippo De Carli has been officially appointed by the IFPUG president, Tom Cagley, as the new IFPUG CEC chairperson. Filippo is an IT enthusiast, with more than 30 years’ experience in IT. During this time (he started his professional career working for Pirelli tyre company) he has been involved in...Read more