Function Point Analysis: A Project Estimation Program

CSU

Student's Major

Computer Information Science

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Michael Wells

Mentor's Department

Computer Information Science

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Estimation of project costs has become an essential issue for information systems project managers. People who request projects require time and cost estimates before be given approval. Function point analysis is one method of estimating project costs. The difficulty with function point analysis is in relating the result with accurate Ume and cost estimations. By using this program, a project manager can belter estimate costs as more projects are completed. This program involves a preliminary project estimation in which the project manager must estimate several project variables and answer a series of questions as accurately as possible. The software will then calculate the function point, as well as time and cost estimates for the project. After approval, the project manager completes further analysis and enters estimates that are more accurate. After completion of the project, actual time, cost, and project variable totals are entered. This increases the accuracy of future projects because the function point totals can be related to actual cost figures.

Share

COinS

Function Point Analysis: A Project Estimation Program

CSU

Estimation of project costs has become an essential issue for information systems project managers. People who request projects require time and cost estimates before be given approval. Function point analysis is one method of estimating project costs. The difficulty with function point analysis is in relating the result with accurate Ume and cost estimations. By using this program, a project manager can belter estimate costs as more projects are completed. This program involves a preliminary project estimation in which the project manager must estimate several project variables and answer a series of questions as accurately as possible. The software will then calculate the function point, as well as time and cost estimates for the project. After approval, the project manager completes further analysis and enters estimates that are more accurate. After completion of the project, actual time, cost, and project variable totals are entered. This increases the accuracy of future projects because the function point totals can be related to actual cost figures.