As another example we offer The
Function Point Estimator
, our J2EE implementation of the IFPUG
Function Point software development estimation methodology. This product
generates credible and internationally acceptable estimates of complex
software development projects by describing the attributes of the:
- software development environment including, for example, objective
language and productivity potential;
- customer's and the developer team's personality/ies; and
- characteristics of the applications (or modules) to be developed
and other key aspects of the work to be accomplished such as the
potential for code reuse.
The Function Point Estimator outputs include man months of effort and KSLOC of executable
code that will need to be developed.