This paper presents a methodology for estimating the development size and effort of object oriented software. In an approach analogous to function points, counts of the elements in a static object model are combined to produce a composite measure. Rules are proposed for counting ‘Object Oriented Function Points’ from an object model, and several questions are identified for empirical research. A key aspect of our method is its flexibility. An organisation can experiment with different counting policies, to find the most accurate predictors of size, effort, etc. in its environment. Results are reported from a pilot project with an industrial partner. Size estimation was the subject of the study; the results are encouraging

Estimating Size and Effort for Object Oriented Systems

1997

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This paper presents a methodology for estimating the development size and effort of object oriented software. In an approach analogous to function points, counts of the elements in a static object model are combined to produce a composite measure. Rules are proposed for counting ‘Object Oriented Function Points’ from an object model, and several questions are identified for empirical research. A key aspect of our method is its flexibility. An organisation can experiment with different counting policies, to find the most accurate predictors of size, effort, etc. in its environment. Results are reported from a pilot project with an industrial partner. Size estimation was the subject of the study; the results are encouraging
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