IFPUG releases the SNAP Assessment Practices Manual v. 2.4

The IFPUG NFSSC (Non Functional Sizing Standards Committee) proudly announces the new release of the SNAP Assessment Practices Manual (APM) 2.4, under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike License.

SNAP (Software Non-functional Assessment Process) is the IFPUG method that measures the non-functional requirements (complementary to FPA; Function Point Analysis by IFPUG) and consists of four categories and fourteen sub-categories. Each sub-category is sized, and the size of a non-functional requirement is the sum of the sizes of its sub-categories.

This new version of the APM includes an improved method of counting Help Methods, as well as an enhanced set of rules and examples for a joint Functional and Non-functional counting. In addition to the manual the following tools are also released:

  • SNAP QRG (Quick Reference Guide) 2.4.0
  • SNAP counting tool V2.4 – excel 2010
  • SNAP counting tool v2.4 – excel 2013

To obtain a copy of the manual, navigate to the IFPUG Online Store, and select the Featured Product Software Non-functional Assessment Process Manual (APM) 2.4 No Charge, complete and submit an order for an electronic copy. To obtain a copy of the tools, select the Featured Product SNAP counting tool V2.4 or SNAP QRG 2.4 No Charge, 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.

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