The effect of entity generalization on software functional sizing : a case study

O. Türetken, O. Demirors, C. Gencel, O.O. Top, B. Ozkan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct-focused software process improvement : proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2008, 23 - June 2008, Monte Porzio Catone
EditorsA. Jedlitschka, O. Salo
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-69564-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Eventconference; PROFESS 2008 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conferenceconference; PROFESS 2008
Period1/01/08 → …
OtherPROFESS 2008


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