The International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) is pleased to announce the new release of the Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP) Assessment Practices Manual 2.1 under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike License.
Release 2.1 contains clarifications, based on questions and comments of users.
- The sizing of Coda Data was inserted into the relevant sub-categories.
- The term “extensive mathematical operations” is widely explained in sub-category 1.2 Logical and Mathematical Operations
- In sub-category 1.5, the SCU definition better explains the case of using several logical files.
- More clarifications per users requests
To obtain a copy of the manual, navigate to the IFPUG Online Store, select the Featured Product: Software Non-functional Assessment Process Manual (APM) 2.1 No Charge, and complete and submit an order for an electronic copy. You will be asked to log in, as either a member or a guest, in order to check out.
The International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) is pleased to announce the release of the Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP) Assessment Practices Manual 2.0 under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. IFPUG is the first international functional sizing standards organization to release a new standard under the Creative Commons License.
IFPUG APPROVED FOR THE JAPAN INDUSTRIAL STANDARD
PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, October 14, 2010
In Japan, standards are taken seriously.
The Japan Industrial Standard is established by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, in accordance with the Japanese law “Industrial Standardization Act”.
The JISC (Japanese Industrial Standards Committee) is governed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). In other words, national industrial standards are centralized and government approved.
On June 2010, JIS X 0142 was published as an official JIS standard.
This release means that the JIS now include sizing concepts as a core part of standard processes. The IFPUG method is already the most popularly used Functional Sizing Method in Japan – but establishing its position within the JIS will bring significant impacts to promote Functional sizing culture to Japanese IT fields. This is especially important to national and local governments and related public sector agencies.
Acceptance at this level is the result of many years work in drafting the standard to JIS format.
JFPUG (Japanese Function Point Users Group) is now responsible for all drafting activities of all FSM related standards for the Japan Industrial Standard. Jacky Takahashi is the Technical Officer for Standardization, JFPUG, and is the person who has driven this important initiative through a long, difficult but potentially rewarding process.
This milestone is extremely important to IT management in Japan. Whilst direct impact in other places may be incidental, the ability to bring Japanese organizations the benefits of functional sizing within a JIS context is likely to assist communication and co-operation at all levels.