The ISO standard COSMIC method for measuring software size is now used around the world for measuring and controlling project performance, estimating for new projects, etc, for business and real-time software, in waterfall and agile environments. It is an ‘open’ method with all documentation available for free download at

Charles Symons, one of the co-founders of COSMIC (the Common Measurement International Consortium) who has led the development of the method, will give an introductory seminar intended for development managers, project and project office managers, cost estimators, etc.

Outline agenda

– Measurement of software sizes and their uses for estimating, project scope control, etc.

– Principles of the COSMIC Functional Size Measurement method.

– Approximate size measurement early in a project life-cycle.

– What about Non-Functional Requirements?

– Using COSMIC FSM in Agile projects.

– Evidence for the successful use of COSMIC sizing for project estimating.

– Supporting documentation, tools etc.

– Open discussion on how to get started, conversion from existing size measures, etc.

– Summary and conclusions on the method, the future.

Date/Time: Friday May 5th 2017. Start 10:00 for 10:30 , finish 16:00.

Location: The seminar will be held, courtesy of SITA (Société Internationale de Transport Aèrienne), at their office at Hayes, west London. (Hayes & Harlington is 5 minutes by train from Heathrow airport and 20 minutes from the London Paddington terminus. The office is close to the M25.  Instructions on how to get there will follow.

If you wish to attend, please e-mail me at, with names (for SITA’s security desk).


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  1. Sunil Rao says:

    If these sessions can be recorded and posted as webinar, it will be helpful to people around the world.

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