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In the spotlight

  • 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.
  • Presentations and recordings online Software Cost Estimation Conference: on November 25 Nesma organized a free online conference focused on Software Cost Estimation and the need for sizing. Click here to view all presentations. 

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
Tue 20

Nesma ALV / Member meeting

April 20 @ 17:00 - 18:00