The Functional Sizing Standards Committee (FSSC) and the Non-functional Sizing Standards Committee (NFSSC) are excited to announce the release of the “Integrating Procedures for Function Point Analysis and the Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP)” White Paper.
The white paper (Part 1) provides guidance on an integrated process for Function Point Analysis (FPA) and Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP) for sizing both the functional and non-functional user requirements of a project. Part 2, a separate white paper, is in progress, and will describe how to use measurements for estimation, process performance metrics, and benchmarking . More to come on this.
Part 1 focuses on the procedure (steps) for joined Function Point and SNAP counting methods:
- Identification of a requirement for the software application and classifying the requirement as a functional user requirement, a non-functional requirement, or mixed (i.e., containing functional and non-functional aspects) is a critical step in using function points and SNAP together.
- Determining how to apply each method when a requirement meets both the functional user requirement and non-functional requirement definition.
- Deciding how to count both function points and SNAP points when an organization has established local counting guidelines.
- Guidance on team member roles and responsibilities.
IFPUG offers the white paper at no charge to members and can be found on the online store. Click here to login and access the online store. Once at the online store, look for the Featured Product on Integrating Procedures, click on the link, and proceed to checkout.