Functional Software Size Measurement Methodology with Effort Estimation and Performance Indication

Functional Software Size Measurement Methodology with Effort Estimation and Performance Indication

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Presents a new, effective methodology in software size measurement Software size measurement is an extremely important and highly specialized aspect of the software life cycle. It is used for determining the effort and cost estimations for project planning purposes of a software project s execution, and/or for other costing, charging, and productivity analysis purposes. Many software projects exceed their allocated budget limits because the methodologies currently available lack accuracy. The new software size measurement methodology presented in this book offers a complete procedure that overcomes the deficiencies of the current methodologies, allowing businesses to estimate the size and required effort correctly for all their software projects developed in high level languages. The Functional Software Size Measurement Methodology with Effort Estimation and Performance Indication (FSSM) allows for projects to be completed within the defined budget limits by obtaining accurate estimations. The methodology provides comprehensive and precise measurements of the complete software whereby factual software size determination, development effort estimation, and performance indications are obtained. The approach is elaborate, effective and accurate for software size measurement and development effort estimation, avoiding inaccurate project planning of software projects. Key features: Pinpoints one of the major, originating root causes of erroneous planning by disclosing hidden errors made in software size measurement, and consequently in effort estimates and project planning All the major relevant and important aspects of software size measurement are taken into consideration and clearly presented to the reader Functional Software Size Measurement Methodology with Effort Estimation and Performance Indication is a vital reference for software professionals and Master level students in software engineering. For further information and materials relating to this book, such as FSSM 1.0 Calculations Template for Results Tables and Graphs, containing Calculations, and Results Tables/Graphs for the Mini FSSM Example, please visit the following two accompanying websites: http://booksupport.wiley.com www.fssm.software

About Author

JASVEER SINGH is the Director of European Services for Professionals (EUSFP), Belgium. Mr. Singh received an Outstanding Achievement Award from ALCATEL-BELL, Antwerp, Belgium, for developing several REXX/CLIST programs on IBM to reduce the time for software development/testing and technical documents preparation. He holds two masters degrees: a Master of Technology in Computer Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and an Executive Master in Management (previously Post Graduate in Management) from Solvay Business School, Brussels. He has valuable senior-level international experience in the Information and Communication Technology area and has worked at the top IT/Telecom equipment manufacturer, operator, consultancy, and service companies in various countries. He is the author of India's Unique Transformation Programme (Kalpaz Publications Gyan Books, Delhi, 2015).

Contents

Preface xi Acknowledgments xv About the Author xvii List of Acronyms xix About the Companion Websites xxv Part One FSSM: Introduction 1 Introduction to Functional Software Size Measurement 3 1.1 Introduction 3 1.2 Functional Size Measurement and Effort Estimation 3 1.3 Important Considerations for the Software Size Measurement and Effort Estimation 4 1.4 Introduction to the Functional Software Size Measurement Methodology with Effort Estimation and Performance Indication (FSSM) 10 1.5 Chapter Summary 12 Exercises 13 2 Synopsis of the Functional Software Size Measurement Methodology with Effort Estimation and Performance Indication (FSSM) 15 2.1 Salient Characteristics of the FSSM 15 2.2 Distinguishing Unique Key Features of the FSSM 20 2.3 Synoptic Description of the FSSM 22 2.4 Lists and Brief Descriptions of the FSSM Constituents 36 2.5 Source of Information for the FSSM Constituents 46 2.6 Examples 47 2.7 Chapter Summary 49 Exercises 49 Part Two FSSM: Software View 3 Software s Measurable Components in the FSSM 53 3.1 Software s Measurable Component (SMC) Description 53 3.2 Software s Measurable Components (SMCs) Characteristics 56 3.3 Software s Measurable Components (SMCs) Presence and Size 56 3.4 Examples 57 3.5 Chapter Summary 57 Exercises 58 4 Software Component s Measurable Features in the FSSM 59 4.1 Software Component s Measurable Feature (SCMF) Description 59 4.2 Usage of the Software Component s Measurable Features (SCMFs) 71 4.3 Software Component s Measurable Features (SCMFs) Presence and Quantity 72 4.4 Examples 72 4.5 Chapter Summary 74 Exercises 75 Part Three FSSM: Measurements 5 Software Component s Feature Points in the FSSM 79 5.1 Software Component s Feature Point (SCFP) Description 79 5.2 Usage of the Software Component s Feature Points (SCFPs) 92 5.3 Software Component s Feature Points (SCFPs) Presence and Quantity 92 5.4 Examples 93 5.5 Chapter Summary 95 Exercises 96 6 Software Component s Feature Point Counts in the FSSM 97 6.1 Software Component s Feature Point Count (SCFPC) Description 97 6.2 Counting Guidelines Flowchart for the Software Component s Measurable Features (SCMFs) of the Software s Measurable Component Functionality Execution (CFE) 105 6.3 Some Specific Guidelines for the Software Component s Feature Point (SCFP) Counting 105 6.4 Software Component s Feature Point Counts (SCFPCs) Formation 110 6.5 Usage of the Software Component s Feature Point Counts (SCFPCs) 110 6.6 Software Component s Feature Point Counts (SCFPCs) Value 112 6.7 Examples 112 6.8 Chapter Summary 113 Exercises 114 7 Software Component s Measurements through Software Component s Feature Measurements in the FSSM 116 7.1 Software Component s Measurement (SCM) and Software Component s Feature Measurement (SCFM) Description 116 7.2 Software Component s Measurement (SCM) and Software Component s Feature Measurement (SCFM) Formulae 123 7.3 Examples 130 7.4 Chapter Summary 131 Exercises 133 Part Four FSSM: Estimations and Indications 8 Software Size Determination and Effort Estimations in the FSSM 137 8.1 Software Analysis Size Determination and Effort Estimation, Static Structure, and Dynamic Characteristics in the FSSM 137 8.2 Software Size and Effort Estimation (SSEE) Description 138 8.3 Software Size and Effort Estimation (SSEE) Formulae 143 8.4 Chapter Summary 150 Exercises 152 9 Software Performance Quality Indicators for Static Structure and Dynamic Characteristics in the FSSM 153 9.1 Software Performance Quality Indicator (SPQI) Description 153 9.2 Software Performance Quality Indicator (SPQI) Construction Information Source 164 9.3 Software Performance Quality Indicator (SPQI) Formulae 165 9.4 Examples 183 9.5 Chapter Summary 183 Exercises 187 Part Five FSSM: Summary Charts 10 Summary Charts of the FSSM 191 10.1 Summary Charts of the FSSM Constituents 191 10.2 Chapter Summary 206 Part Six FSSM: Strengths 11 Software Diagnostics Based on the Software Component s Feature Measurements and Software Performance Quality Indicators in the FSSM 209 11.1 Basic Diagnostics About the Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS) and Software, Based on the Software Component s Feature Measurements (SCFMs) 209 11.2 Advanced Diagnostics About the System Architecture, Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS), and Software, Based on the Software Performance Quality Indicators (SPQIs) 214 11.3 Chapter Summary 216 12 Convertibility and ISO/IEC Standards Compliance of the FSSM 217 12.1 Convertibility of the FSSM to Other Functional Size Measurement (FSM) Methodology COSMIC 217 12.2 ISO/IEC Standards Compliance of the FSSM 218 12.3 Chapter Summary 225 13 Significant Strengths of the FSSM 226 13.1 Coverage Capabilities of the FSSM in Comparison with Some Existing Software Size Measurement Methodologies 226 13.2 Advantages of the FSSM Over the Currently Available Methodologies 231 13.3 Examples 239 13.4 Chapter Summary 241 Part Seven FSSM: Usage Example 14 Example for Using the FSSM 247 14.1 Mini-FSSM Application Software Development (ASD) Introduction 247 14.2 Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS) of the Example Mini-FSSM Application Software Development 248 14.3 Software Component s Feature Point (SCFP) Counting Explanation for the Example Mini-FSSM ASD 260 14.4 Software Component s Feature Point (SCFP) Counting and Software Component s Feature Point Count (SCFPC) Formation Table for the Example Mini-FSSM ASD 289 14.5 FSSM Results Tables for the Software Example Mini-FSSM Application Software Development 289 14.6 Graphical Representation of the Final Output Results for the Example Mini-FSSM 305 14.7 Chapter Summary 306 Part Eight Concluding Information 15 Effort Estimate for the Usage of the FSSM 313 15.1 Software Component s Feature Point (SCFP) Counting, Analysis, and Report Preparation Effort Estimate for the Usage of the FSSM 313 15.2 Chapter Summary 315 16 Known Limitations, Improvement Scope, and Conclusion 316 16.1 Known Limitations of the FSSM 316 16.2 Improvement Possibilities in the FSSM 316 16.3 Conclusion 317 16.4 Chapter Summary 318 Part Nine Glossary 17 Glossary 321 17.1 Terms and Their Significance 321 Part Ten List of Figures and Answers to Exercises 18 List of Figures 393 19 Answers to Exercises 395 19.1 Chapter 1 Exercises 395 19.2 Chapter 2 Exercises 395 19.3 Chapter 3 Exercises 395 19.4 Chapter 4 Exercises 396 19.5 Chapter 5 Exercises 396 19.6 Chapter 6 Exercises 396 19.7 Chapter 7 Exercises 396 19.8 Chapter 8 Exercises 396 19.9 Chapter 9 Exercises 396 References 397 Index 399

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