Functional Size Measurement applied to UML-based user requirements

Klaas van den Berg, Ton Dekkers, Rogier Oudshoorn

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    There is a growing interest in applying standardized methods for Functional Size Measurement (FSM) to Functional User Requirements (FUR) based on models in the Unified Modelling Language (UML). No consensus exists on this issue. We analyzed the demands that FSM places on FURs. We propose a requirements space with several levels of refinement, and show how UML can be used to specify FURs at these levels. FSM can be applied at the product level of UML-based FURs. We discuss our experience for three case studies and with two FSM methods: Function Point Analysis (FPA) and COSMIC-Full Function Points (CFFP).
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Software Measurement European Forum (SMEF2005)
    EditorsT. Dekkers
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
    Event2nd Software Measurement European Forum, SMEF 2005 - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 16 Mar 200518 Mar 2005

    Publication series

    NameSoftware Measurement European Forum (SMEF2005)


    Workshop2nd Software Measurement European Forum, SMEF 2005
    Other16-18 March 2005


    • Functional User Requirement (FUR)
    • Functional Size Measurement (FSM)
    • Function Point Analysis (FPA)
    • SE-SMM: Software Measurement and Metrics
    • IR-64099
    • EWI-10198
    • COSMIC-Full Func-tion Points (CFFP)
    • METIS-227952
    • Unified Modelling Language (UML)

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