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Sizing and more

Nesma has its origin in measuring the size of software. Today, size and other metrics form the base for many activities that play a role in successful and cost-effective software projects.

SW Cost Estimating

Estimating cost and managing budgets is very important in software projects. Together with ICEAA and with support of international organizations, Nesma is involved in establishing a Software Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge (sCEBoK).


Nesma offers a combination of both free and paid publications that are helpful for you as a metrics professional. Take a look at these publications and raise your level of knowledge!

In the spotlight

  • New version of the user guide for FPA in software enhancement projects: recently Nesma has published an updated version of the user guide for the application of Function Point Analysis in software enhancement projects, both in English and in Dutch. The new versions can be downloaded free of charge from the Documents section of the website.
  • Software Cost Estimating: Read two very interesting short articles about this subject, by Paul Marston (MCRI/ICEAA) and Esteban Sanchez (Galorath). These articles have been written in the context of the upcoming IWSM-Mensura conference.
  • ISBSG reports: Recently, the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group has issued new analysis papers. As Nesma is a gold partner of the ISBSG, Nesma platinum and gold members can download the ISBSG special analysis papers for free from the Nesma site.

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