Nesma and SCEBoK

Nesma participates in the Software Cost Engineering Body of Knowledge (SCEBoK) initiative together with ICEAA and the support of several international organizations. Currently we have 7 modules available that will be presented in a separate SCEBOK track on the ICEAA workshop in…



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ISBSG introduces the Online Productivity Data Query Tool

The International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) announces the introduction of the Productivity Data Query tool as a replacement for the Data portal. Now it becomes easy to select a subset of productivity, speed and quality data from the ISBSG…



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Arguments for a new FPA manual

I want to argue here for a new FPA manual v3.0. The proposed changes are: Abolish the detailed analysis Rename the high-level (global) analysis to FPA analysis Introduce an indicative analysis, based on the function model, in addition to the current indicative analysis,…



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FPAi to keep focused
on customer functionality

It’s all about satisfied customers There is a lot distracting us from what it is all about: satisfied customers. For instance the choice whether to use agile scrum or waterfall as development environment, think of organization moves or commercial interests….



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The accuracy of High Level FPA

  But what is the accuracy of high level FPA compared to a detailed FPA? Now that IFPUG published uTip #3, the users of the IFPUG method now officially got the green light to use size estimation methods that can be…



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Scrum and Function Points:
friends or foe

How agile are Function Points? Many organizations have learned that they can get a better grip on their software projects by estimating them with function points. At the same time, we see that more and more organizations have an Agile…



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