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C. Function Point Counting: A Simplified Introduction

in which we look at a way to accurately measure the size or functionality of the work area, with a view toward using the measurement to estimate the requirements effort

Measuring the Work

This primer on function points is an appendix because it is, strictly speaking, outside the scope of the business analyst’s normal responsibilities. That said, being able to measure the work area so as to estimate the effort needed for business analysis is definitely a benefit to any business analyst. Thus, with the idea of making you interested in measuring, or making you interested in making your organization interested in measuring, here is a simplified (but not simplistic) introduction to counting function ...

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