As you well know, DCG provides a number of solutions and services around quantitative sizing, including Function Point Analysis, FP Lite, Quick and Early Function Points (QEFP), SNAP and COSMIC.
So, we're happy to announce that version 4.0 of the COSMIC method ‘Measurement Manual’ is now available for download from The Common Software Measurement International Consortium. Version 4.0 is taking the place of the previous version, 3.0.1.
Version 4.0 includes some significant updates, with the objectives of:
- Improving the explanation of the method by re-writing some of the text, using more diagrams, adding more examples and clarifying some definitions and rules.
- Including the proposals from Method Update Bulletins 7-11, which were published over the last four years. These Bulletins are used to announce proposed improvements to the method between major releases.
The updated manual should be of use to all those interested in quantitative sizing, so be sure to check it out. If you have any questions about COSMIC or the updated manual, let us know!