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In the spotlight

  • NEN for insight in Agile software development results: Richard Sweer, member of the Nesma counting practice, has submitted a project proposal at the NEN commission System and Software Engineering for the development of a model that will provide objective insight in the output of Agile teams. He would like to share this experience with other companies and organizations. Click here for more information. 
  • How to get grip on your IT cost: On October 4, Nesma organized an IT Cost Management Summit in Haarlem, The Netherlands. With 8 international speakers, great networking possibilities and a fantastic location, the Summit turned out to be a great success. Were you not able to attend the conference or do you want to have another look at the presentations? On this page you can view all presentations and read the highlights of each presentation. 
  • How do you budget and manage an Agile project? On April 12 IPMA organized a webinar for people who are interested in budgeting and managing Agile projects. Harold van Heeringen and Frank Vogelezang of IDC Metri shared their passion and insights. Many insights were discussed in this one-hour webinar. Did you miss the webinar? To view the webinar and more from Harold van Heeringen click here
  • IFPUG and Nesma sign a Memorandum of Understanding: IFPUG and Nesma are very pleased to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will promote the technical cooperation between the associations. Click here for more information.
  • New guide criteria for measurable documents: This document (Dutch language) describes some criteria to determine if your documents can be used for functional sizing methods. The document can be download 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!