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  1. OMG Issue

AFP — comparing and benchmarking existing data with automated counts may be less useful

  • Key: AFP-1
  • Legacy Issue Number: 18548
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    1. The OMG proposal suggests that consistency in counting, that is, a repeatable count given the same “source code,” is more useful that being consistent with the ISO standard. As such, any variation may make comparing and benchmarking existing data with automated counts less useful.
    Recommendation 1: Advise (“warning label” sounds right but too strong) the measurement community that the OMG generated function points may not be useful for comparison with historic function point benchmarks.
    Recommendation 2: Before this standard is fully accepted by the OMG and before it is submitted to ISO as a PAS submission, align it as much as possible to ISO/IEC 20926 IFPUG function points, or remove the reference to IFPUG function points from this OMG proposal.

  • Reported: AFP 1.0b1 — Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — AFP 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    Recommendation 1 is a recommendation for communication and not an FTF issue. CISQ is undertaking this effort in its outreach. Recommendation 2 is both accepted and rejected because during its development, the AFP spec was aligned as closely as possible with the current IFPUG counting guidelines. However, the ambiguities in the IFPUG spec were eliminated in order to support automation and this is the source of any differences. The IFPUG reference will not be removed.
    Revised Text:
    Disposition: Closed, no change

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT