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4th Annual International Software Measurement and Analysis Conference - ISMA4
Chicago, USA, 13-16 September 2009, presented by IFPUG


CHARISMATEK Software Metrics is proud to be a sponsor of ISMA4.

Conference Presentation

At this year's ISMA4 conference, CHARISMATEK Software Metrics' chief analyst and product manager, Ms Robyn Lawrie, will be presenting on the subject of "Implementing Estimation Competency".

In this presentation, Robyn will discuss CHARISMATEK’s experiences over the last fifteen years in implementing Function Point Analysis based estimation for software delivery and support for a range of large corporate and government organisations. The presentation will address both the initial task of getting a Function Point Analysis based estimation program ‘up and running’ within an organisation and, then, what is required to ensure the continuation and success of such a program.

The presentation will provide solutions to a variety of issues and problems typically faced by estimators, including:

  • How to plan a project to implement a Function Point Analysis based estimation program.

  • How to incorporate Function Point Analysis based estimation into standard software life cycles, processes and QA activities.

  • How to decompose a single project function point size to address multiple technology choices, product characteristics and delivery strategies when estimating.

  • Why the function point 'size of interest' may vary between project phases and how to deal with this when estimating.

  • What is the difference between function point size 'precision' and 'accuracy' and how to correctly incorporate and report both these concepts within an estimate.

Robyn's presentation is sure to be both informative and useful for all analysts, project managers and others involved in the use of Function Point Analysis for software project estimation.

Vendor Showcase

As part of the ISMA4 vendor showcase CHARISMATEK we will be demonstrating the many new and enhanced features in the Function Point WORKBENCH™ software.  Make sure you drop by and have a chat.

For full ISMA4 details including registration, visit the ISMA4 page on the IFPUG website.


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