Applied Function Point Analysis for Practitioners


OBJECTIVES

This two day training course has been specifically designed for people who need to gain an in depth understanding of both IFPUG Function Point Analysis (FPA) CPM 4.2 and the methods by which it can be employed towards better estimation, management and control of the software development, enhancement and maintenance processes.

OUTLINE

  • the origins of FPA, who uses it, and common areas of application.
  • step-by-step practical methodology for FPA - from planning the count through to its ongoing maintenance.
  • a detailed explanation of the underlying rules and guidelines of FPA, including examples of how to count in new technology environments as well as the more traditional ones.
  • standards and procedures which facilitate consistent and accurate use of FPA.

FORMAT

Function Point Analysis theory integrated with practical exercises based on counting real applications. Investigates the more controversial and obscure function point counting issues for both development and enhancement projects.

AUDIENCE

Project managers, business clients, business analysts and/or application developers.