From the back cover of the book:
Software size measurement is an extremely important and
highly specialized aspect of the software life cycle. It is used for
determining the effort and cost estimations for project planning purposes of a
software project’s execution, and/or for other costing, charging, and
productivity analysis purposes. Many software projects exceed their allocated
budget limits because the methodologies currently available lack accuracy.
The new software size measurement methodology presented in
this book offers a complete procedure that overcomes the deficiencies of the
current methodologies, allowing businesses to estimate the size and required
effort correctly for all their software projects developed in high level
languages. The Functional Software Size Measurement Methodology with Effort
Estimation and Performance Indication (FSSM) allows for projects to be
completed within the defined budget limits by obtaining accurate estimations.
The methodology provides comprehensive and precise measurements of the complete
software whereby factual software size determination, development effort
estimation, and performance indications are obtained. The approach is
elaborate, effective and accurate for software size measurement and development
effort estimation, avoiding inaccurate project planning of software projects.
- Pinpoints one of the major, originating root causes of
erroneous planning by disclosing hidden errors made in software size
measurement, and consequently in effort estimates and project planning
- All the major relevant and important aspects of software
size measurement are taken into consideration and clearly presented to the
Functional Software Size Measurement Methodology with Effort
Estimation and Performance Indication is a vital reference for software
professional and Master level students in software engineering.