United Kingdom Function Point User Group Limited (UKFPUG)
UKSMA is a not-for-profit group aimed at
promoting and improving the use of software measurement and sizing.
We host workshops and conferences in measurement and sizing.
Our discussion forums are hosted on Blogger and Linkedin.
A large part of UKSMA effort goes into organisation of the
UKSMA conference and workshops. We also have a variety of projects from time to time.
Mk2 FPA - Mark2 Function Point Analysis
UKSMA is the Design Authority for the Mk2 FPA method.
Based on a method devised by Charles Symons and described in his book “Estimating with Mk2 FPA”, the Mk2 FPA method has evolved through 3 versions, the most current of which is V1.3.1.
The main feature of the method is the simple measurement model; there are only 3 components to consider:
Although available for use worldwide, it is used mainly in the UK and is the preferred measurement method of UK government agencies.
The method is stable, the rule not having changed since 1988. The method has been transposed into an International Standard by ISO and has been published as an International Standard towards the end of 2002 as ISO/IEC 20968:2002(E).
Defects Measurement and Analysis Project
METRONOS is designed to provide a channel for existing know how, not to develop new knowledge in software metrics.
METRONOS has two parts:
Why is this, when a mature body of knowledge applying measurement to software and software development exists? The difficulty is accessibility to the software measurement body of knowledge, and difficulty in evaluating its credibility and relevance.
UKSMA’s METRONOS project is intended to remedy this.
METRONOS on Linkedin
UKSMA is incorporated in the UK as a company limited by guarantee. The company name is UKFPUG Ltd and the registration number is 02779200.
Website Maintained on behalf of UKSMA by Dr Kristina Masuwa-Morgan (Canterbury Christ Church University) Content Copyright (c) UKSMA. All rights reserved
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