The Functional Sizing Standards Committee is excited to announce the arrival of the third FPA uTip, Early Function Point Analysis and Consistent Cost Estimating.
uTips (Usage Tips) provide insight into potential uses of function points to support an organization’s business needs.
While uTips provide insight on usage opportunities, they do not provide detailed direction on the application of the IFPUG FPA method in a particular situation. When necessary, the uTip maybe be followed by additional content on the topic providing specific how-to guidance.
uTips are not rules, but rather interpretation and application of the rules, and provide guidance using a realistic example to explain the topic being covered.
IFPUG offers uTips at no charge to the international function point community to stimulate the further use and consistent application of the IFPUG FPA Method.
If you have a suggested topic for a uTip, please send it to [email protected].
You can access uTip #03 – Early FPA and Consistent Cost Estimating here.
IFPUG Members — you can access, from the Knowledge Base in the IFPUG Member Services Area, Adri Timp’s ISMA10 presentation slides on this subject. After you navigate to the Member Services Area, log in, then select the Knowledge Base link in the left sidebar, and search, using Category: ISMA10 Charlotte NC, USA Presentations.