COSMIC Measurement Manual Version 3.0 is now available to download

Please also refer to for further information about the COSMIC-FFP Method and the answers to some frequently asked questions

The Common Software Measurement International Consortium (COSMIC) is pleased to announce that the major upgrade of the COSMIC Functional Size Measurement Method, version 3.0, is now available. The three documents listed below may now be downloaded, free-of-charge from

'Documentation Overview and Glossary of Terms', which gives an overview of all COSMIC method documentation and lists and defines all terms that are common to all COSMIC documents.

'Method Overview', which gives an introduction to the method for beginners and those interested in converting from '1st Generation' FSM methods.

'Measurement Manual', which is the main reference document for practical use of the method.

A fourth document 'Advanced and Related Topics' dealing with subjects for experienced practitioners and on topics like conversion of sizes from other methods will be published before the end of 2007.