Publication date: 2018
This standard is for everyone that is involved in function point analyses, both by the Nesma and IFPUG counting guidelines. For the latter group the Nesma standard is a valuable addition to the IFPUG standard, when the minor differences between the methods are taken into account. These differences are described in a Nesma whitepaper on sizing. The Nesma standard contains many hints, guidelines and examples that are valuable to any function point analyst. The guidelines expect a basic knowledge on functional size measurement, but we have made it a complete set of guidelines in which novice users can find their way.
This standard gives a theoretical framework by giving definitions and guidelines, but also gives practical hints in how to apply the method in practical situations.