Survey of experience of using COSMIC in Agile projects

interim findings – presented at UK COSMIC Special Interest Group

Symons, C.R.

The claims for the applicability of COSMIC are theoretically true

In practice, given current Agile process maturity, it is difficult to use COSMIC at the US level for sizing and estimating, due to:
– the variable quality of requirements
– some US or tasks include re-factoring of earlier US
– difficulties of dealing with NFR, etc

Agile Project teams would benefit from being trained in COSMIC sizing. The ‘Planning Poker’ process is also important

COSMIC can be used with advantage for Agile projects for:
– whole project sizing & estimating
– QC of requirements
– progress control

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