Function Point Analysis

Function Point Analysis

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Key Features

Course Outline

Who can attend


The purpose of this seminar is to provide a complete and in-depth understanding of the Function Point Analysis technique based on the IFPUG Release 4.1 standard. The principles of functional size measurement are introduced. The counting rules and practices of evaluating the functional size of new and enhanced software projects are discussed in detail. Several case studies relate the material to different phases of commercial software development. Guidelines are established to conduct Function Point counts, to implement Function Point programs, and to interpret Function Point results. Project management software and estimating tools are reviewed. Error margins, limitations and alternative software measurement techniques are considered.

Intended For:

Those currently involved in software development, including IS management. Particularly relevant to team leaders, project managers and development managers.

1 Day Classroom or 8 hours Instructor led Online Training

Hard/Soft copy of training courseware

8 Hours of CCR PDU’s Certificate

Course Completion Certificate

2 Mock Exams

2 Case studies

2 Templates

Post training support

10% discount on any other Course

25% discount on any Online Course

Concepts of software measurement

Quantitative measurement techniques

Process/product evaluation

Basic indicators

Composite indicators


Introduction to Function Point Analysis

Principle of Functional Size

Function types

Steps of Functional Size Measurement

Types of Function Point counts

ISO standard

Alternative size indicators

Lines of Code

Mark II




IFPUG counting rules

Identification of function types

Complexity assignment


Measuring existing systems



OO and GUI applications

Counting strategies

Adjusting the initial Function Point count

Implementation constraints

General application attributes

Degree of influence

Example of Value Adjustment Factor calculation

Precision of Function Point measurements

Error margins

Verification of results

Actual versus estimated size

Counting Function Points in maintenance



Enhancement project Function Point count

Application Function Point count

Hands-on Cases

Existing applications

Planned application

Enhanced application

Discussion of sample solutions

Applying Function Point results

Work effort

Evaluating productivity

Estimating software costs

Modification of Function Point counts




Installing Metric programs

Function Point experiences

Selecting indicators




Key issues

It depends on the needs. If you need to know if you are

More productive

Producing higher quality projects and/or applications

Improving in project estimates

Improving processes

Reducing costs

Participants should have attended FP-101 (Introductory Function Point Analysis) or equivalent and should have more than six months counting experience.