ISMA 15 Workshop #4

Workshop 4: Functional Size Approximation & Simplification: a must in contemporary software development frameworks

Date and time: May 10 (14:00 – 18:00)

Presenter: Roberto Meli  


Roberto Meli (CEO, DPO Srl – President, SiFPA). He is graduated in Computer Science in 1984. In 1996 he became CEO of DPO Srl. During the past 30 years he has developed focused competences in project management and software measurement areas and has written more than 75 papers for technical magazines and international conferences. Certified Function Points Specialist (CFPS) from 1996 to 2004. He is a consultant and lecturer in training courses on project management and software measurement for many major Italian companies and public organizations. He developed the Simple Function Point method, the Early & Quick Function Point Analysis method. In the last 25 years he played the following roles: chairperson of the board of Directors of GUFPI-ISMA (Gruppo Utenti Function Points Italia – Italian Software Measurement Association), coordinator of the GUFPI – ISMA Counting Practices Committee; Italian delegate to the MAIN (Metrics Association’s International Network), Chairperson of the COSMIC Measurement Practices Committee and Conference Chairperson of SMEF event (Software Measurement European Forum). Currently, he is President of the Simple Function Point Association (SiFPA –

Abstract Contents:

  • Market needs: earlier and faster sizing; simpler measurement methods.
  • Approximating measurement: taxonomy of methods and comparative analysis.
  • The Early & Quick Function Points technique: theory & practice.
  • The Simple Function Point Method: theory & practice.
  • Case studies.

Goals: at the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to apply in a consistent way the approximation E&QFP technique and the Functional Size Measurement Method (FSMM) called Simple Function Point (SiFP).

Documentation: slides, reference manuals, exercises

Pre-requisites: basic knowledge of any FSMM

Target Audience
Cost/registration See ISMA15 registration fee