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Managing the software process : a practical guide to functional measurements

Author: David Garmus; David P Herron
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

For programmers and software development managers.This book shows how to successfully execute the function point counting methodology, based on the current rules and guidelines set forth by the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Garmus; David P Herron
ISBN: 0133490025 9780133490022
OCLC Number: 232678910
Description: pages cm
Contents: (NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction). 1. The Business of Software. A Software Business Model. Managing Software Risks. Common Software Risks. Return On Investment. Chargeback. Software as an Asset. Strategic Business Alignment.2. Measuring Performance. Assessing Software Process Performance Levels. Assessment Methodologies. Baselining an Organization. Industry Comparisons. Measurement Opportunities. Function Points As a Stand-alone Metric. Function Points and Core Metrics. Function Points and Industry Data. Functional Metric Methodologies. Function Points. Mark II Method. Feature Points. 3D Function Points.3. Function Point Analysis. The Function Point Process. Types of Counts. Defining the Boundaries.4. Data Function Types. Data Function Types. Internal Logical Files. External Interface Files.5. Transactional Function Types. Transaction Function Types. External Inputs. External Outputs. External Inquiries.6. General System Characteristics. The Function Point Process. General System Characteristics. Value Adjustment Factor (VAF).7. Calculating and Applying Function Points. Final Adjustment and Function Point Count. Development Project Function Point Count. Development Project Function Point (DFP). Calculation. Enhancement Project Function Point Count. Enhancement Project Function Point (EFP). Calculation. Application Function Point Count.8. Basic Function Point Counting Exercises. Case Study I New Development Case Study. Requirements Document Exercises in Counting. Case Study 2 Enhancement Case Study. Requirements Document. Exercises in Counting.9. Counting A Graphical User Interface. (GUI) Application. GUI Counting Rules. Exercise in Counting a GUI System.10. Accurate Estimating. The Estimating Model. Familiarization. Change. Knowledge.11. Success Stories. RDI. Background. Pricing Methods. Contractual Expression of Function Point. Budgeting. Sample. Conclusion. U.S. Navy. Introduction Background. Methodology. Recommendations. Software Development Process. Improvements. Summary and Conclusions. TransQuest (AT&T/Delta). Introduction. Background. Baseline Project Approach. Recommendations. Conclusion. Sapiens. Introduction. Background. Baseline Study Results.12. Opportunities for Automation. Supporting Measurement with Automation. Project Planning. Project Tracking. Project Reporting. Project Baselining. Industry Data: On-Line All the Time.Appendixes. Appendix A. Hints to Help with Counting. Appendix B. Function Point Worksheets. Appendix C. Practice Function Point Specialist Certification Exam. Appendix D. CFPS Practice Examination Blank Answer Sheets. Appendix E. CFPS Practice Examination Answers. Appendix F. Vendor Listing. Appendix G. Gun Computing System FP Count. June 1994.Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: David Garmus and David Herron.


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