Many COSMIC-related papers at IWSM in Krakow

There was a rich collection of COSMIC-related papers presented at the International Workshop on Software Measurement held earlier this month in Krakow, Poland (see details below). My personal impressions of the key themes from the conference were:  A lot…

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Guideline for Early or Rapid COSMIC FSM

Approaches for Early or Rapid measurement The COSMIC method provides a standardized way of measuring a functional size of software from the domains commonly referred to as ‘business application’ (or ‘MIS’), ‘real-time’ and infrastructure software, certain types of scientific/engineering software…

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Measurement Manual v4.0.1 available

The Measurement Practices Committee is pleased to issue version 4.0.1 of the COSMIC Measurement Manual. Once again, there are no changes in the Principles, Rules and Definitions of the method other than many editorial improvements aiming to improve understanding, and…

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Evaluation of 20 FSM methods

A new research paper from Turkcell, the Turkish telecoms company, describes the evaluation of 20 FSM methods, from which the COSMIC and IFPUG methods were selected for a final evaluation. COSMIC was chosen because of its simplicity and speed of…

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