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Practical Software Estimation: Function Point Methods for Insourced and Outsourced Projects by M. A. Parthasarathy

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Chapter 6General System Characteristics

Introduction

Programmers will always dream about capturing the complete, total, and true requirements of a software application. Most likely, that will never happen unless the user is the actual programmer! From time immemorial, experts have tried their best to dissect a software application into various components, architectural layers, work-flow processes, technology aspects, and more. No doubt these efforts have improved understanding and enhanced the design of many software development processes. There is a limit to the requirements that are captured; the rest is assumed.

The Function Point Analysis method defined by IFPUG does its best to facilitate capturing of scope of the software application to ...

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