The Effect of Entity Generalization on Software Functional Sizing: A Case Study

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Oktay Turetken, Onur Demirors, Cigdem Gencel, Ozden Ozcan Top, Baris Ozkan
Title: The Effect of Entity Generalization on Software Functional Sizing: A Case Study
Conference name: Product Focused Software Process Improvement
Year: 2008
Pagination: 105-116
ISBN: LNCS 5089
City: Rome
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Systems and Software Engineering (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för programvarusystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tek.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: cigdem.gencel@bth.se, oktay, demirors, ozden, bozkan}@ii.metu.edu.tr
Language: English
Abstract: In this paper we discuss a specific result derived from a multiple case study. The case study involved implementation of IFPUG Function Point Analysis and COSMIC Functional Size Measurement methods in an innovative military software development project by different groups of experts. Application of these methods in a case that provides a number of size measurement challenges enabled us to observe significant improvement opportunities for the methodologies. In this paper, we depict the utilization of the entity generalization concept in two FSM methods and based on our observations we discuss the effects of different interpretations of the concept for measuring the software functional size.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: Functional size measurement, COSMIC FSM, IFPUG FPA, entity generalization.
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