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In the spotlight

  • Webinar on Output Based Sourcing in an Agile way of working: On May 19, Quint will be holding a webinar on Output Based Sourcing in an Agile way of working. Nesma Function Points and functional sizing will be given an important place in this webinar. The speaker is Nesma member Richard Sweer. He argues that function points makes an important contribution in Output Based contracts of outsource parties in the Netherlands and worldwide. Register here (there is no registration fee)
  • Webinar about Agile Estimations: Agile is probably the most important development methodology for IT and still increasing. With the increase of Agile and the decrease of traditional development methods is often the question “Do we still need to estimate? Do estimates in an Agile environment add business Value or is it actually a Waste?” On June 30 two international spreakers, Arlene Minkiewicz from Price Systems and Martijn Groenewegen from Metri provide you their expert opinion in the by Nesma hosted webinar. Register here (there is no registration fee) or read here more about the webinar. 
  • New examples for FPA available: The Nesma standard has been renewed completely in 2018. One of the major changes was that the examples were issued separately, so that they could be renewed at a faster pace. Recently the Counting Practices Committee has released version 2021.1, containing 40 examples to illustrate the application of the standard in practice. Another addition in this version is an improved matrix that shows which guideline is illustrated in which example (also available as a separate download). The new examples can be downloaded for free from the Nesma website via this link and the matrix via this link.

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

Software Cost Estimation becomes a discipline in IT. Together with ICEAA, Nesma is involved in establishing a Software Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge (SCEBoK). The release is expected early in 2021.


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!

Upcoming Events
Nov 09

Software Cost Estimation Summit

November 9 @ 11:00 - November 10 @ 18:30