Function Point Metric Auditing

Function Point Metric Auditing

Jose Luis Lucero (IEE Informaticos Europeos Expertos, Spain)
Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-75-9.ch009
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All the processes carried out in most organizations are liable to be audited so that they allow more confidence in the organization itself and/or in its customers or users. Software is not an exception; in fact, one has become used to seeing audits in information technology departments. However, it is more unusual that audits should be implemented concerning software size measurement in function points by using the most common measurement techniques, such as the IFPUG (International Function Point User Group) ones. This association was formed in 1986 aimed at spreading and adapting the Function Point Measurement Method, which was invented by Allan Albrecht in 1979 (Albrecht, 1979) and published in 1984 in his well-known paper “Productivity Measurement and Estimate Validation”. Such software size measurement is being employed more and more in the software used as a counting element for other metrics like productivity (PF/Pers. Month), quality (defects /PF), cost (Euro /PF), etc. It is also essential to measure a number of variables when implementing an SPI (Software Process Improvement) in order to learn the current starting situation, and what situation one is in after the implementation of such a process.

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Table of Contents
Mario Piattini
Chapter 1
Rafael Rodriguez
The challenge of information system auditing, as it is known nowadays, is a consequence of a most important current trend, namely the change from an... Sample PDF
Basic Concepts of Information Systems Auditing
Chapter 2
Jane Fedorowicz, Ulric J. Gelinas
In 1996, the Information Systems Audit and Control Foundation (ISACF) published Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)1.... Sample PDF
Adoption and Usage Patterns of a Framework for IT Control and Audit
Chapter 3
ICT Security Auditing  (pages 38-66)
Arturo Ribagorda, Jose M. Sierra
There is no doubt about the essential role that information plays in current society. Furthermore, it looks certain that this role will be more... Sample PDF
ICT Security Auditing
Chapter 4
Francisco Ruiz, Mario Piattini, Macario Polo, Coral Calero
Whereas hardware technology has been developed with considerable speed, software technology has suffered from a historical delay in the elaboration... Sample PDF
Audit of Software Maintenance Process
Chapter 5
Auditing Data Warehouses  (pages 109-147)
Jose A. Rodero, Mario Piattini
The need to have a separate database in order to support the decision process was first recognized at the beginning of the 1970s (Sprague and... Sample PDF
Auditing Data Warehouses
Chapter 6
Miguel Angel Davara
According to Professor Davara1, we could state that the information technology (i.e., the science of the automatic treatment of information)... Sample PDF
Information Technology Audit: Legal Aspects
Chapter 7
Juan Garbajosa, Pedro Pablo Alarcon
Data has become one of the most valuable assets in corporations as a result of information technology evolution. To run businesses satisfactorily... Sample PDF
Framing Database Audit of ISO/IEC 12207 Software Life Cycle Processes
Chapter 8
Bart van Lodensteijn
One of the objectives of a chapter or book title can be the subject, or it can unveil the opposite: the title is the subject of its own objectives... Sample PDF
Auditing Quality is Quality Auditing
Chapter 9
Jose Luis Lucero
All the processes carried out in most organizations are liable to be audited so that they allow more confidence in the organization itself and/or in... Sample PDF
Function Point Metric Auditing
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