Automated functional size estimation using business process models with UPROM method

Banu Aysolmaz, Onur Demirörs

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Abstract

Estimating functional size in early phases of software projects is essential for accurate effort and cost planning. When an organization requires its business processes to be automated by a business application software, business processes are analyzed in the initial phases and utilized in various ways through software development life cycle. In previous studies we presented a unified business process modelling methodology, UPROM for the practices of business process and user requirements analysis, COSMIC based functional size estimation (FSE) and process documentation. Applying UPROM notation, process and guidelines to implement these practices in an integrated way, a set of models are developed that can be used to generate related artifacts. As one of the artifacts, UPROM tool is used to automatically estimate the early COSMIC functional size conforming to UPROM FSE method. The procedures and rules of UPROM FSE method are described in this paper. The results of multiple case study and validation activities indicate that UPROM can be used to achieve reasonably accurate size estimation results in early phases and decreased subjectivity without significant extra work for estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Joint Conference of the International Workshop on Software Measurement, IWSM 2014 and the International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement
EditorsMaya Daneva, Frank Vogelezang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages114-124
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-4174-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint Conference of the 24th International Workshop on Software Measurement, IWSM 2014 and the 9th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, Mensura 2014 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Oct 20148 Oct 2014

Conference

ConferenceJoint Conference of the 24th International Workshop on Software Measurement, IWSM 2014 and the 9th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, Mensura 2014
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityRotterdam
Period6/10/148/10/14

Keywords

  • business process modeling
  • COSMIC
  • early functional size estimation
  • requirements analysis

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