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Mastering the Requirements Process, Second Edition by James Robertson, Suzanne Robertson

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Appendix C. Function Point Counting: A Simplified Introduction

in which we look at a way to accurately measure the size or functionality of the work area, with a view toward using the measurement to estimatethe requirements effort

Measuring the Work

Our discussion of function point counting is an appendix because it is, strictly speaking, outside the scope of the requirements analyst’s normal responsibilities. That said, measuring the work area so as to estimate the size of the project definitely provides a benefit to any requirements analyst. So with the idea of making you interested in measuring, or making you interested in making your organization interested in measuring, here is a simplified (but not simplistic) introduction to counting ...

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