iTips have been launched!!

iTips provide guidance on topics important to the FPA community. An iTip is intended to be a short document (only a few pages), explaining the application of IFPUG FPA method in a common situation. An iTip is an example of a single application, not an exhaustive examination of a particular subject. iTips are not rules, but interpretation of the rules, and provide guidance using a realistic example to explain a particular topic.

IFPUG offers iTips at no charge to the international function point community to stimulate the further use and consistent application of the IFPUG FPA Method.

If you have a suggested topic for an iTip, please send it to

You can access our first iTip #01 – Help! here.

IFPUG Does Social Media

IFPUG is exanding its use of social media, but to be successful, we need your help.
On facebook: Join our facebook group and/or “like” our interest page.
On Twitter: Follow us at @IFPUG.
On LinkedIn: Join Us Here!
As you know, the Bulletin Board forum on our website has been inaccessible for quite some time. However, until the redesign of the website is complete some time in 2012, we suggest making use of the discussion feature on LinkedIn. This is set up and ready to go; click above for the link to join.

What’s ahead in 2012?

IFPUG’s CMC committee is working hard to harness the power of social media to facilitate communication between members so that we can all grow our knowledge and use of Function Point Analysis and other measurements.

eBlasts: In 2012, you can expect to receive eBlasts from us on Tuesdays at least twice a month, but no more than weekly. We know that as busy professionals, you already get more than your share of emails and we’re committed to bringing you timely updates without spamming your inbox. All those wishing to submit an eblast must do so by Friday, 5 p.m. EST prior to the desired Tuesday release.

Web updates: We’re redesigning the website in 2012. That’s really all we can tell you now, but we’ll be sure to provide more details as they become available. Until the redesign is complete, continue to submit updates for the web site via the established process. Web updates will be processed in the order in which they are received. Pending updates are gathered and submitted to our web site support weekly on Fridays at 5 p.m. EST.

Google+: We’re still in the process of establishing a presence on Google+. We’ll make sure to tell you how to add us to your circles once we’ve got things in place.

Social Share Bar: Every eblast is accompanied by a “Social Share Bar” at the top of our email. Please Like, Tweet & + us to get the word out. The more we share, the stronger all of our networks become, and the more discussion can occur to improve IFPUG functional size measurement and application.