Nesma has structured much of her knowledge of software metrics into documents that address a specific topic.


  • Nesma standardThe Nesma counting guideline and directly related documents, most of them are paid documents
  • Guides: Guides written by Nesma professionals for specific topics
  • Historic publications: Valuable publications that may be partially outdated
  • Articles: Documents on software measurement-related topics, written by Nesma members in public media. These documents vary from magazine articles to conference research publications and university theses
  • COSMICDutch translation by Nesma of some COSMIC key documents, free. The current English documents and other translations may be downloaded from the COSMIC website
  • Links: This page shows the way to organizations like Nesma, all over the world
  • Event presentations: you can find all lot presentations of our events by following this link
  • Free documents: a collection that can be downloaded free of charge or membership obligation


All documents are free for members and can be bought by non-members. However, in most cases, it is financially more favorable to become a member, which gives access to all documents for free!

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How can you download or buy a document? 

Nesma offers several different documents. For hardcopy documents you will need to fill in an order form. You will find this form by clicking on the order button. The paid digital documents can be ordered by clicking on the Add to Cart button. After this you can order the document directly by clicking on the checkout button. In case you want to order the document later on after you add it to your cart, you can go to my download checkout, which you will find via the orange login/register button at the right top of the website. The free documents can be downloaded by clicking on the download button. A PDF version of the document will then appear on your screen.