Users of the COSMIC Method
This section lists the names of some major organizations that use the COSMIC method of
measuring a functional size of software.
The list has been compiled from names of organizations that have acknowledged their use in
some way e.g. by publishing experience or research findings, or from which several individuals
have passed the COSMIC Entry-level certification exam, information that is in the public domain.
Major suppliers of estimating tools that accept COSMIC-measured sizes as input have their own users and we have no knowledge of those organizations.
This list of users is very far from complete and contains only a small sample from each country.
Often we hear of users of the method, but they wish their use to remain confidential. The names
of many smaller users of the method have also been excluded. Further, the COSMIC method is
very easy to use, so many organizations start to use the method and we never hear from them at
all. Also not included are names of the many universities where the method is taught or
consultancies that teach and support the method. Many of these have their own clients that we
do not know. We are informed, for example, that very many organizations have been trained in
the method in China and Japan.
(Last updated July 2014)