#IYSM Software Measurement Articles
April 14, 2017, by Capers Jones, “Software Economics and Function Point Metrics: Thirty years of IFPUG Progress”
Abstract: Calendar year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG). This article highlights some of the many modern uses of function point metrics. The software industry is one of the largest, wealthiest, and most important industries in the modern world, but is also troubled by very poor quality and very high cost structures due to the expense of software development, maintenance, and endemic problems with poor quality control. Accurate measurements of software development and maintenance costs and accurate measurement of quality would be extremely valuable. Function point metrics allow accurate measures. This article includes different excerpts tables from the author’s new 2017 series of three books with CRC Press: “A Guide to Selecting Software Measures and Metrics”; “A Quantified Comparison of 60 Software Development Methodologies”; and “Measuring and Comparing Global Software Productivity and Quality”.
We are looking for articles and papers that discuss the current state (and the future) of software measurement for inclusion on this page to celebrate #IYSM. If you’re interested in seeing your article here or on other #IYSM pages, please send a quick email (with your name and topic idea) to me at IYSM@ifpug.org. Thank you! Carol Dekkers, IFPUG Director of Communication and Marketing, #IYSM Chairperson