For those interested in a very short introduction to COSMIC, the COSMIC group has published a 7 page document explaining in simple terms a single topic: What is a COSMIC Function Point? This document is intended for a large audience interested in a very quick overview of ‘What is a COSMIC Function Point’.
The existing ‘Introduction to the COSMIC Method of Measuring Software’ is a 38 page, more comprehensive document presenting an introduction to a number of topics related to COSMIC and the context of measurement:
1- Why measure software size
2- How measure software size
3- A brief history of functional size measurement
4- A very brief overview of the COSMIC method
5- COSMIC method: The measurement strategy phase
6- COSMIC method: the mapping phase
7- COSMIC method: the measurement phase
8- Advantages and benefits of the COSMIC method.