Tagged: project management
27/08/2015 at 15:06 #3627Jean ArialParticipant
I’m an old timer in project management, but a new comer in cosmic function point.
I just got a new project, where it was evaluated using CFP. I started to read about the subject and what I understand is that CFP measures the sizing of functional requirements. For each functional requirement, an effort performance is assigned (hours, days, ..). My question is, for a project estimation point of view, that’s exclude activities like project management, acceptance testing, stress testing, intrusion testing, deployment and multi-platform delivery, etc. Am I right ?
29/08/2015 at 11:48 #3631Frank VogelezangKeymaster
Strictly speaking, does COSMIC only measure the size of the functional user requirements. For a project estimate you’re not interested in the size, but in the amount of money, resources, time and schedule you need. Therefore you need to translate the size to the things you are looking for. That could theoretically include a lot of activities, as long as you know how the size relates to these activities.
For most of the activities you mention the functional size is not the primary driver, which means that there is no relation, or only a weak relation between the size and these activities. Acceptance and stress testing of more functionality might require more resources than less functionality, but in my experience not in a 1:1 relation.
Project Management is perhaps an exception. Although Project Management activities are primarily driven by schedule time and customer relation, there is in a fairly strong correlation between the software build activities and Project Management.
Hope this helps.
02/09/2015 at 23:03 #3643Jean ArialParticipant
Thanks Frank, this help.
21/04/2016 at 22:45 #4107Shashirekha KandiParticipant
Yes, It excludes PM, SQA/PQA, UAT , stress testing, intrusion testing, deployment and multi-platform delivery andany post production support efforts. They are captured separately and agree with client on alternate price for these efforts.
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