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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

  • Nesma 2.3 Standard officially released: At the Nesma 2018 Spring meeting the new ISO-approved Nesma 2.3 Standard has officially been released. The Standard is now available, as hard-copy or as digital copy (pdf). Learn more about the new standard here.
  • Software Cost Estimating Body of Knowlegde (sCEBoK): Together with ICEAA and IFPUG, Nesma is working very hard to create a series of modules that together will constitute a software cost estimating body of 
    knowledge. Lea
    rn more about these modules here.
  • 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.

Upcoming Events
Oct 07

IWSM Mensura 2019 Conference

October 7 - October 9