White Paper: Applying Function Point Analysis to Unified Modeling Language (UML)

The IFPUG Function Point Analysis (FPA) method is a proven software sizing technique. This software sizing technique applies to a wide variety of software approaches such as web, client-server, data warehouses and real-time software, among others. This paper provides guidance on applying the CPM (Counting Practices Manual) 4.3.1 FPA rules to measure systems designed using Unified Modeling Language (UML).

To address the non-functional requirements (technical and quality) of projects and / or applications, use this paper in conjunction with the paper “Integrating Procedures for Function Point Analysis and the Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP).”

The intended audience of this paper includes all levels of professionals who need to apply FPA to measure requirements designed with UML. . Those who need to interpret and use the results of such measurements in the context of project estimating, planning and control also will find this paper of interest.


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