ISMA 14 Workshop #1

Workshop 1: Estimating Project Size early in the Life Cycle. Guidelines to set up a FP based model – Gathering supportive data (either Industry benchmarks or develop in-house baselines). FP221.

Date and time: September 13 (09:00 – 13:00)

Presenter: Lori Limbacher


Lori Limbacher is a Senior Consultant with Premios, specializing in software measurement, process improvement and quality assurance. Her areas of expertise include function point analysis, software project estimation, establishing measurement programs, and software quality assurance. Lori is recognized as an international consultant, speaker and instructor. She focuses on helping organizations implement quality and productivity improvement programs utilizing measurement techniques, and she is an experienced instructor in change management, quality inspections, measurement and function point analysis. Certified Function Point Specialist – Fellow and a Certified SNAP Practitioner.

  • Introduction
  • Estimation Basics: Effective Estimating, What Is or Isn’t an Estimate, Accuracy versus Precision
  • Estimation Techniques: Work Breakdown Structure, Delphi, Parametric
  • Parametric Estimation using FP and SNAP: Size – FP and SNAP overview, Qualitative input, Delivery Rates (Historical data and/or Industry Benchmarks), Reporting and Data Collection
Target Audience Project managers, FP practitioners, business analysts, cost estimators, software developers, QA specialists, metrics consultants, and anyone who needs to assess the size of their software.
Language English
Cost/registration See ISMA14 registration fee