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In the spotlight

  • Software Cost Estimation Summit ’21: On November 8 and 9 we will organize a Software Cost Estimation Summit. It is a dual-mode summit meeting where leaders in the field of software cost estimation from industry, government and research share their insights and experience in forecasting the cost and other resources needed to complete a software intensive project within a defined scope. Due to the COVID restrictions, there are both options to physically join the summit in the Philharmonie in Haarlem, The Netherlands as well as via an online streaming. Read more >>
  • Webinar recording and presentations: On June 30 we organized a webinar focused on Estimation in an Agile environment. Two international spreakers, Arlene Minkiewicz from Price Systems and Martijn Groenewegen from Metri provide you their expert opinion in the by Nesma hosted webinar. The webinar has been recored. Click here to watch the full webinar on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe on our YouTube channel to be notified first on new videos we publish. Do you prefer to have a look at the presentations? Click here to view the presentation of Arlene Minkiewicz or click here to view the presentation from Martijn Groenewegen on SlideShare.
  • 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.
  • 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