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Questions =>        Country                                                             Please explain if you are not
(The Q.# relates                                                                        using CPM v4.2 series, or use
to that in the                                                                          more than one version. For
printed survey.)                                                                        example; Why do you use an
                                                                                        older version? Why do you use
                                                                                        more than one version?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in different ways when required by the user. If you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             apply this rule for an application migrated in a new
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             question. I consider different processing logic to                                                                                 boundary and processing logic are the same i think that                                                                                                                                                                     security check.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               values on the report could be the same. I want to                                                                     reports are touching a unique ftr.                                   ftr(s) for the fax information.                                                                                                                                       requirement for security encryption and (since there                                                  build) does not change my answer.                                                                                reading the document (becuase of my                                             business dets (I do not remember if this is the correct                                                                                                                                                                        believe that at some point the rule set should become
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             include (not exclusive but important for what i think                                                                              it is one transaction. I think that the phrase "business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  make sure to note though, becuase I almost mised the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are not detailed requirements I am going off my                                                                                                                                                                        IFPUG involvement and company interest)                                         phrase) leads fp analysts down a very tough path. The                                                                                                                                                                          stable. Maybe the application of those rules can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the intent of this is) printer selection/selection choices                                                                         fields" is the wildcard that might cause some variation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "values" part of that statement.... I belive that business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       experience) kiosk check-ins have a feature to let you                                                                                                                                                                  and feel like there were many subtle                                            implication seemed to be that if it is an optional                                                                                                                                                                             further explained/maintained. How the changes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             as unique from a process where the user has no                                                                                     in the responses received. During the estimate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            process includes the selection of printer (since it                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              swite a credit card/passport to initiate the check-in.                                                                                                                                                                 points in that document could result in                                         business det then you could consider that transaction                                                                                                                                                                          should be "approved"... I do not believe that these need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             interaction (functionality) to control the printing                                                                                creation count I would count 2 transactions and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           appears that functionality is exposed to the user) and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           That would touch a different data store than at least                                                                                                                                                                  significant counting changes. I was/am                                          the same as another transaction that did not include                                                                                                                                                                           to be mutual exclusive. I think that all these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             details/process.                                                                                                                   categorize one as an increased productivity transaction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  that is different from the business process of calling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the traditional checkin would.                                                                                                                                                                                         concerned that some of the suggestions                                          that optional business det. This seems to be a                                                                                                                                                                                 stakeholders in our methodology should have input into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Then at implementation review this to see if indeed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       an application (excel) and still different from the online                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              are not the path we should go down from                                         fundamental change in the way that unique transaction                                                                                                                                                                          the process. I think technical counting practices can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                they are exactly the same.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                report. I believe that all three of these scenarios                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a "are we counting things techincally                                           testing is performed (different dets, processing logic,                                                                                                                                                                        be investigated, I paused a little becuase of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          constitue unique "business processes".                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  correct" and an ease of counting                                                ftrs). I checked do not know because i am not sure                                                                                                                                                                             comment " for use when the "multiple media"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  perspective.                                                                    that my company would adopt that part of the CPM.                                                                                                                                                                              directions" because i am not sure that it would apply to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So if i should have checked "No" in that scenarion                                                                                                                                                                             all aspects of the multiple media conversation.
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                                         1                                                                                                                             1                          16 Years              16.0          1          1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1           1   Project Risk Assessment, and Vendor                  1                                 1                                  1          1                                      Confusing question, no examples of different technology                          1                      1           0          1   Different DETs crossing boundary (online screen has an                                   1   NA - since 2 transactions were counted                                       1                      1          0           1   Still count as 2 transactions, now you have                     1   This situation is tougher. You really need to refer to                       1   Once again in normal situations is this              0           1          1          1                                 75         75   Requires some assumptions and circumstances to be                    1          1          1          50         51   Would want more information and ask                              1   Fax number must cross the boundary, and                           1    User describes it as “a transaction”                                1           1              Single application for the purpose to “check in” with 4                     1           1             Easy to rationalize and explain to                    1                                1                         I expressed my major concerns                                               1   It inferred that it could impact how to evaluate this                         1           1              1               1           1           1          1               1           1           1                          The CPM in the past 3-4 years and “clarifications” while                       1                                  1          0           1           1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Compensation or Demonstration of                                                                                                                                            that require different DETs, FTRs and logic, which is                                                                              “action key” det, where the batch does not). In                                                                                                                                                                             further distinction of the transaction, as                          the purpose and objectives for the analysis. If the                              “what” the business requires, or “how” it is                                                                                             considered: “Report Creation Software” is a third party                                                               additional questions. States not just a                              is recognized as “what” rather than “how”.                             inferring it is single, but the reality is that                                                different Front Ends each requiring different logic due                                               stakeholders.                                                                                                    immediately after reviewing the document.                                       situation, which is why the NEC and myself individually                                                                                                                                                                        focusing on ISO, have been slowly inferring that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Competitiveness, and to help communicate                                                                                                                                    usually the case. Technical aspects should be                                                                                      addition the reality is that the business also would                                                                                                                                                                        you have an additional FTR referenced for                           WEB is replacing the mainframe screens strategically                             technically provided. For consistency of                                                                                                 (or similar) product which is outside of our scope of                                                                 “blob” of data such as a PDF file.                                                                                                          2 separate transactions exist, due to                                                          to the technology (media) requested by the business.                                                                                                                                                                   Both the NEC and myself individually                                            was so concerned. We could see that the IFPUG                                                                                                                                                                                  IFPUG method does not provide meaningful intuitive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Clarity of Requirements.                                                                                                                                                    controllable by the technical team, without impacting                                                                              recognize these as 2 separate business capabilities                                                                                                                                                                         online.                                                             then could be single. If the objective is to have both                           counting, and recognizing that usually                                                                                                   responsibility. Scope and purpose of the count is to                                                                  Assumption is that for each report there is                                                                                                 business requirements. Action Key DET at                                                       This is “what” the business requires, regardless of                                                                                                                                                                    expressed concerns.                                                             technique would become much less applicable and                                                                                                                                                                                information. Major concern I have is that anything we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the business functionality. Therefore technical                                                                                    which are independent and unique. Therefore the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mainframe and WEB capability such as an Airline check-                           some unique logic does exist such as                                                                                                     quantify the functionality our development team                                                                       unique logic to generate both outputs.                                                                                                      least will make it a unique transaction.                                                       “how” it is physically or technically implemented.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     meaningful.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    can’t count becomes classified as “technical”, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             implementation should not impact the functional size.                                                                              business needs the application to do 2 separate “things”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in system, then logically they are 2 separate business                           encryption, security, cookies updated                                                                                                    developed. The solution is different if looking at it                                                                 Based on the limited information I would                                                                                                    Our job as a CFPS is to perform analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             becomes “technically sized”. The IFPUG method must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             It is "how" the solution was technically solved. (layers,                                                                          Elementary Processes, and they are unique as the logic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          functions due to business requirements. I try to dig to                          (different FTRs potentially), these are                                                                                                  from the end user perspective of what functionality do                                                                count 25 online reports and 25 email                                                                                                        to determine if the transaction is in reality                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        focus on first sizing functionality from a User
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             coding techniques, methodologies, languages, etc).                                                                                 is different, and the differences are not “just values”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        determine what is the most appropriate interpretation                            separate business functions. If absolutely                                                                                               they have available for them. The IFPUG method                                                                        subscription reports (different DET                                                                                                         just one, or needs to be split according to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          perspective of “what” separate business functions do
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Funtionality defined by users based on business                                                                                    The “action key” DET just makes it very clear that you                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for this situation, if replacing Mainframe Screen with                           everything was really exactly the same                                                                                                   strength and flexibility using the purpose/ objectives                                                                crossing the boundary email address and                                                                                                     IFPUG rules.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         they need. Technical sizing could evaluated “how” the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             requirements such as "download music to your cell                                                                                  must count it as 2 transactions. If you remove the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WEB, then count as changed EI, if really both needed,                            then I would have further questions, to see                                                                                              and scope helps us use the method to answer                                                                           different FTR : subscription)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    solution is provided (lines of code, number of objects,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             phone" vs "Download music to your PC" involves                                                                                     batch capability, is the online still viable…yes, from the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and both require some unique logic such as HTTP/S for                            from a business perspective is it all                                                                                                    functionality questions from different perspectives.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   number of transactions, plus other technical aspects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             different processing logic due to business requirements.                                                                           user perspective would they perceive the business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               security or data encryption, then they should be                                 identical. The reality is usually there is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The IFPUG method must also stay flexible so that not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This is "what" the users specified as unique elementary                                                                            functionality to be less….again yes. Therefore from all                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         counted as unique.                                                               unique logic you just need to investigate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       just business applications can utilize the IFPUG method,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             processes due to the business. Multiple media                                                                                      logical perspectives irrespective of how it is technically                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and analyze.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    but also component based development, middleware
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             technology is typically a "what" the user needs, rather                                                                            implemented these are 2 transactions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sizing, and other real time, and even firmware can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             than "how" it is implemented.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sized by applying the IFPUG method of sizing
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                                         1                                                                                                     1                                                             3           3.0          1          1                                                                    1                          We use the technique to capture a                    1                                                                    1          1           1          1                                                                                     1          1                      2           1          1   A boundary is specified using an interface classifier. A                                 1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                           1           Again the key is the interface classifier. If the                            1   If the mainframe and web stuff are                   1           1          1          1                                 75         75   In this case there is a dependency from the application              1          1                     50         50                                                                    1                                                          1                                                                                   1                      1   See earlier comments                                                        1                     1                                                                              1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                                            1               1           1                                                  1                                                                                                                                                        1          0           1           1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 functional perspective of the software                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         transaction function is represented as an interface                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             aopplication has one interface, and both the mainframe                           "within the same application boundary"                                                                                                   to three different interfaces. The user has drawn a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 architecture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   operation. Transactions must be counted on each                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and web process use the same interface (are                                      they must offer the same functionality in                                                                                                distinction between "online," "printed," and "excel."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                interface realized by the application. A major issue in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dependent upon the same interface) count one                                     different form (otherwise there is no                                                                                                    Note that the size would not increase if the user
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the IFPUG terminology is the assumption that an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 transaction. Now, it may be necessary to model the                               logical reason to draw the distinction).                                                                                                 wanted the report printed on either a laserjet or inkjet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                application can only have one logical boundary. This is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         "mainframe" and "webprocess" software in their own                               This means two boundaries to the                                                                                                         printer. That is technology. A printout is logically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the heart of the "multi-media" problem. Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             right.                                                                           application. Note that the fact of                                                                                                       different from a display screen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                objects can realize more than one logical interface, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         "platforms" and "programming languages"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                therefore can have more than one boundary. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   are irrelevant -- what counts is the fact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                application can have many "facets," or logical                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that there are two boundaries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                perspectives. FPA already utilizes this concept in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                way Logical Files are treated. The same logical file
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                type can look radically different (have differing RET,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DET counts) from the perspective of different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                applications -- See CPM 4.2.1 examples of shared data.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The HR application and the Pension application see the
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                                                                                        hoc reporting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           unique ways.                                                                                 transactions - so this is a little misleading. In my                                                                                                                                                                                                                                had requested the identical functionality on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    should predominately remain static. This is what all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             enhancement count I would have 1 changed transaction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                web and mainframe. Are there unique                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the historical data was tried and tested on and built
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to the screen. The batch process would remain                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       users with unique requirements? If that is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      from. Going in and making changes to core rules has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             unchanged. In the baseline count though, there would                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the case this could be counted as 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             had a negative impact on FPA and if it continues to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             be 2 unique transactions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           transactions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a worthwhile measure. As someone who consults for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MANY LARGE firms - it is getting more difficult to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 explain HOW this can work anymore with them many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 "tweaks" that have occurred. I really liked some of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 older versions (expecially 3.4), it seemed there was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 much more clarity. Now there seems to be more gray
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                    Brazil               1                                                                                                     1                                                               5         5.0          1          1          1           1          1           1                      1                                                                               1                     1                                  1           1          1           1                                                                                                           1                      1           0          1                                                                        1                                                                                                    1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                                1                                                        0           1          1          1                                 75         75                                                                        1          1                     50         50                                                                    1                                                                     1                                                                        1                      1                                                                               1                     1                                                                              1                                 1                                                                  1                                                                                              1           1              1                                       1                          1           1           1                      1                                                                       1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                                         1                                              Still use 4.1 and 4.0 for some                                                 1                                      17        17.0          1          1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1                                                                    1                                                                               1           1          1                                                                                                1                      1           0          1   What an unusual set of conditions to find in the real                1                   1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                           1           How unusual that the user organization wouldn't take                 1                                                                1           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                                    1   The fax number is also used to fax the                            1    Vague description but answered as if the                            1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                         Read it. Read it again. Read it a third                        1                The count would be dramatically smaller.       No                             1           1              1                           1           1                                      1           1                          Technical Sizing needs to be determined independently                                                             1          0           1           1
                                                                                        clients whohave not converted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           world. Develop a batch process and a screen function                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            advantage of the WEB environment and improve their                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   report and is either entered in by the user                            processing logic was different.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       time. Some of the conclusions are not                                           developer would be willing to build 4 check-in functions                                                                                                                                                                       of the multi-media decision. The CPC should be
                                                                                        their baseline counts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  that process identical fields against identical business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        processes accordingly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               requesting the report or stored in a data                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    supported and some are wrong. It is the                                         for the price of one because the other 3 are the same.                                                                                                                                                                         limited to making recommendations to the BOD and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rules using identical security processing. Counted as at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             file referenced during the fax process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      reason we are doing this survey!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Membership. The BOD should appoint an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                least one transaction. Processing logic includes more                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            implementation group to implement the changes to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                than just business rules and security. From the users                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CPM and Case studies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                perspective, there are two separate methods to add an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                invoice. Each method requires different logical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                processes to complete the function.
                    Canada
                    Brazil               1                                                                                                     1                                                              10        10.0          1          1          1                      1           1          1                                                                                           1                     1           1                      1                      1           1          1                                                                                                1                      1           0          1                                                                                1                                                                                            1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                                1                                                        0           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                                25         25                                                                    1                                                                     1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                                        1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                                            1                                                                                                                                                                                         1                                                        1           1           0
                    Brazil               1                                                                                                     1                                                               4         4.0                     1                                 1                      1           1                                                                                          1                      1           1                      1          1           1          1                                                                                                1                      1           0          1                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                        1                                                                1           1                                            1          25         26                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                         1                                                                                1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                               1                                                                                                       1                          1                           1                                                                                                                                                             1                                 1                      2           2           1
                    Brazil               1                                                                                        1                                                                            2         2.0                     1          1           1          1                      1           1                                                                               1                     1                                  1           1          1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                        1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                         1                                                                     1                                                                                   1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                               1                                                                                                       1                          1               1                                                              1                                                                                                          1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                                         1                                                                                                                 1                                      15 years              15.0          1          1          1           1          1           1          1           1                          FP's are used as a basis for KPI's reported          1                     1                                  1                                                             We have a traditional view of FP's in relation to                     1                                 1           1          0   Functionally there are no differences, technologically               1                       The impact of the change would be assessed against                  1                               1          1           0   Again, on the face of, the diferences                   1           There is some debate within our organisation on                      1           Again we are counting functionality, there           2           1                                                       25         25   I would count 2 extra DETs for the ability to select the             1                     1          25         26   The emailing process would enatil keeping             1              There would appear not to be enough                    1                                                                                   1           1              Since the business has specified the different entry                        1           1             This is consistent with the approach                                       1                                 1   I recall cherry picking the document from             1                         I seem to recall that we have taken the road of                               1           1              1               1                                                  1                                                                                                                      1                                             1          1           2           1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in the organisations annual report as well                                                                                                                                  technology - the count represents functionality &                                                                                  (particulalrly in the OO world) there are few code                                           the guidelines for assessing whether there were enough                                                                         between batch & on-line are not enough to                           whether you could justify an increased data file count                           is only one function here.                                                                                                               output type in each report txn.                                                                                       a list of clients & the reports they wanted                          variations in the data presented to justify                                                                                                                           technologies, you can justify counting the functionality                                              adopted during development.                                                                                      time to time as circumstances required                                          counting multiple txns based on the CPC document.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as justification for finances to the                                                                                                                                        technology has no bearing on the size of the                                                                                       differences. Again we rely on the productivity rate to                                       functional differences to justify more than one process.                                                                       justify more than a single functional                               for the two security files. Again each would need to be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         emailed - as such it is additional                                   an extra txn here.                                                                                                                                                    multiple times. This would most likely encompass a                                                                                                                                                                     clarifictaion of a counting issue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 governments Finance Dept to cover                                                                                                                                           functionality. Productivity is the sole measure of the                                                                             measure likely costs, development time, etc.                                                 In this instance I doubt you could justify moving from                                                                         process in the count.                                               judged on their merits, but based on the description                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            functionality.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             number of txns for each interface.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 implementation costs for government and                                                                                                                                     impact of technology, amonmg other things. We are                                                                                                                                                                               a single process, but comments would need to be                                                                                                                                                    here I would not be able to justify the extra file.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 business initiatives.                                                                                                                                                       trying to use a model that has avariable predictive                                                                                                                                                                             added to the process in the count to describe the minor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             productivity rate depending on the (common)                                                                                                                                                                                     differences just in case further changes later made it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             combination of technologies & other factors that                                                                                                                                                                                reasonable to add an extra process to the count. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             impact productivity - such as No of stakeholders, level                                                                                                                                                                         caveat here is that both implementations already have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of competence, etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                             calculated fields - if the on-line screen is the only one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to have a calculated field this may change the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             transaction type of the on-line process. If this is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             case you could justify 2 txns, one for each type.
                    Australia
                                         1                                                                                                     1                                                  8 years                8.0                                1                      1                      1                                                                                           1                                             1                                 1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                           1                                                                                        1   In this case, we are counting the                    1           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                                    1                                                                     1                                                              1                     1                                                                                          1           1                                                                            1                                  1                                                                                          1                                                                                 1           1              1               1                                                  1                       1                      1                                                                       1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                    Spain                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        funcionality is being "developed"
                                         1                                                                                                     1                                                  5 years                5.0                     1                                 1                                             1           1   We development software for other                               1                      1           1                                                                        I must count in wrong form because I need count to                               1                      1           0          1                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                                1   I must count in wrong form because I                 0           1                     1                                 50         50   I must count in wrong form because I need count to                   1                     1          25         26                                                                    1   I must count in wrong form because I                              1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                            1                                  1              I haven´t located this document in the                                      1                                                                                 1                          1               1                                                              1                                                                                                          1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 companies. We count functions to                                                                                                                                            measure effort and cost.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            need count to measure effort and cost.                                                                                                   measure effort and cost.                                                                                                                                                                   need count to measure effort and cost.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 measure a project before the logical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 project. Our estimation will paid us for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the project and we can´t recalculate this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 count. We can´t use differents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 produtivities, and, for measure our cost,
                    Brazil                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       we need count "wrong" in many times.
                    USA                  1                                                                                                                             1                                      16        16.0          1          1                                             1                                                                                                      1                     1                                                                                                                                                                      1                                 1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                           1                                                                                1                                                                2           1                                 1          1          25         27                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                                    1                                                          1                                                                         1                     1                                                                                 1                    1                                                                   1                                1                                                                               1                                                                                                       1                          1               1                                                              1                                                                                                                     1                                  1          0           1           1
                                         1                                                                                                     1                                                  4 anos.                4.0          1          1          1           1          1           1                                                                                                      1                     1           1                      1                      1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                        1                                                                2           1                                            1          25         26                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                         1                                                                                1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                               1                                                                                                       1                          1                           1                                                                                                                                                             1                                 1                      2           2           1
                    Brazil
                                         1                                                                                        1                                                               Há 1 ano.              1.0          1          1          1                      1                                                                                                                             1                      1           1                      1          1           1          1                                                                                                1                      1           0          1                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                        1                                                                1           1                                            1          25         26                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                         1                                                                                1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                            1                                  1              Não li o documento, procurarei saber sobre            1                                                                                                       1                          1                           1                                                                                                                                                             1                                 1                      2           2           1
                    Brazil                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        seu conteúdo.
                                         1                                                                                                                 1                                                  13        13.0                     1                                 1           1                                                                                                      1                     1                                                         1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0   Logically, it is one transaction. For estimating, it is                                  1                                                                                1                      1          0           1   Different logical processing (security                  1                                                                                1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                                25         25                                                         1                                                                     1                                                                         1                     1              Again, this is one logical transaction; but it does                1                    1                                                                                        1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                 1                          1               1                                                  1                                              1   FP counts logical size. For estimating a development                           1                      1           1          1           2           2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                two. IFPUG FP give a good insight into the logical size                                                                                                                                                                     validation) makes this two elementary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          illustrate a weakness of FP for estimating since this                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cost/schedule/effort the technical size is more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of a project/application; but a measure that                                                                                                                                                                                processes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      does not account for the complexity of the three                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      relevant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                encompasses what needs to be done to implement this                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        modes that are being implemented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is more useful for estimating cost/schedule/quality.

                    USA
                                         1                                                                                        1                                                               3 years.               3.0          1          1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1                                                                    1          1                                                                                                                                                                                            1                      1           0          1                                                                        1                   1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                                1                                                        0           1                                 1          1          25         27                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                                    1                                                                     1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                                      1                                                                               1                                                                                 1           1              1                           1           1                          1                                              1                                                                       1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                    Brazil
                                         1                                                                                                     1                                                  3 anos                 3.0                     1                                 1                                                                                                                  1                     1                                  1           1                                                                                                                                  1                      1           0          1   Pelo texto, o relatório possuei mais além da                                             1                                                                                1                      1          0           1   Vide comentário da questão anterior.                    1           A contagem independe da tecnologia                                   1                                                                1           1                                                       25         25   Nenhuma das alternativas. Conta 1 nova transação para                1                                25         25   Contar 1 transação para cada relatório.               1              O número do faz que é mostrado não é                   1               Assim como em uma tela temos de                           1                     1                                                                                 1                    1                                                                                        1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                                            1                                       1                          1                                                                                                                      1                                                        1           1           0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mensagem, ou seja, não possuem o mesmo número de                                                                                                                                                                            Importante: questões de segurança no                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cada relatório, independentemente do meio de                                                                                                                                               impresso pelo sistema, mas sim pelo                                    pressionar ENTER ou pressionar algum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DETs, portanto são funções diferentes.                                                                                                                                                                                      acesso não são considerados para                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              apresentação                                                                                                                                                                               aparelho de fax.                                                       botão, no processamento batch, alguem
                    Brazil                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  contagem/identificação da função                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (ou algo) deve iniciar o processamento.
                    Brazil               1                                                                                        1                                                               3 YEARS           3.0                          1          1           1          1                                                                                                                             1                      1           1                      1          1           1          1                                                                                                1                      1           0          1                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                        1                                                                1           1                                            1          25         26                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                         1                                                                                1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                               1                                                                                                       1                          1                           1                                                                                                                                                             1                                 1                      2           2           1
                    Brazil               1                                                                                                     1                                                            6       6.0                          1          1                      1                      1                      1                                                                    1                     1                                  1           1          1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                        1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                         1                                                                     1                                                                         1                     1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                               1                                                                                                       1                          1               1                                                              1                                                                                                          1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                    Brazil               1                                                                                                     1                                                  5 years           5.0         1                1          1                      1                      1           1                                                                               1                     1           1                      1                      1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                        1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1          1                     50         50                                                         1                                                                     1                                                                         1                     1                                                                                 1                    1                                                                                        1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                             1              1                                       1                          1                                              1                                                                       1                                             1          1           2           1
                    Brazil               1                                                                                        1                                                                                 4.0         1
                                                                                                                                                                                                  I VE BEEN COUNTING FP SINCE 2004               1          1           1          1           1          1                                                                                                                 1                                                                                                                                                                                 1                      1           0          1                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                                1                                                        0           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                                25         25                                                         1                                                                                1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                               1                                                                                                       1                          1                           1                                                                                                                                                             1                                 1                      2           2           1
                                         1                                              sometimes older versions for                                                               1              20 plus          20.0         1                1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1           1                                                        1          1                      1           1                      1          1                                      This question is tricky and confusing and the results                            1                      1           0          1   unique dets for screen enter capability                              1                       ***i forced to answer this question and should not have                      1                      1          0           1   screen input have addtional security                            1   assume there is a business requirement to have                       1           one if dets, ftrs, logic are identical but but       1           1          1          1                                 75         75   assumes that each is unique, that report creation                    1          1                     50         50   additional dets and proc logic                                   1                                                                     1                                                                        1           1              as stated, each has unique processing logic                                 1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                                                     1                                                                                 1                          1               1           1           1          1               1           1                      1               This question can not be answered by checking off who                          1                                  1          0           1           1
                                                                                        specific clients                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     should not be used. I think everyone would agree that                                                                                                                                                                           based on part 1 of question. ignore***                                                                                         interface and dets for enter                                        different secuirty files not just a physical                                     this is probably not realistic                                                                                                           software is considered a develoment tool and is not a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  should be responsible. The problem we have now is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             FPs are technology independent but there can be unique                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             implementation                                                                                                                                                                                                            separate application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that CPC does what they want to without consideration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             logic, dets etc when you use different technologies that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            from other committees, groups and individuals that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are driven be business requirements like web access.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                have a great deal of experience in the real world. There
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 has got to be a process that fairly involves many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 parties and a process that has checks and balances.
                    USA
                                                      1                                 We have not the final approval                                     1                                                    8        8.0          1          1          1           1          1           1                                                                                                      1          1                      1           1                                                                                                                                              1                      1          2           2          1                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                                1                                                        1           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                                25         25                                                                    1                                                          1                                                                                   1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                                        1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                                            1                                       1                          1                                                                                                                      1                                             1          1           2           1
                    Italy                                                               of The organism which pay us
                                         1                                                                                                     1                                                                9        9.0          1          1          1                      1                      1                                                                                           1                     1           1                      1                      1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                        1                   1                                                                                1                      1          0           1   the security check i suppose is a                               1   2 different EIF for security ?                                       1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                         1              i suppose the fax number is a "technical               1                                                                         1                     1                                                                                 1                    1                                                                            1                                  1              i didn't read the document                                                  1                                                                                 1                          1                                       1                          1           1                                                                                                                     1                                             0           0           0
                    Italy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   functional requirement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   element", not a functional requirement
                                         1                                                                                        1                                                               1.5 years              1.5          1                     1           1                                 1                                                                                           1                     1                                  1                      1           1                          Basic explanation for my view is that we will look only                          1                      1           0          1   We will count 2 separate transactions since DETs will                                    1   NA                                                                           1                      1          0           1   Separate transaction for assumption that                1           This has only change in different technologies, business             1           This could be clear example for                      1           1                                                       25         25   The information crossing the boundary going to remain                1                                25         25   One change transaction EI to the provision            1              This will be single transaction inspite of                        1    Generally online and batch transactions                             1           1              separate transaction not for different programming                          1           1                                                                                        1                                 1   I would have gone through this document               1                                                                                                       1                          1               1                                                  1           1           1                                                                                                                                1           1          1           2           2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for what is delivered to the business user and not                                                                                 be differing for the following reasons. 1. For online                                                                                                                                                                       the processing logic will be different from                         functionality remain the same.                                                   functionality implemented under different                                                                                                the same and additional flag could be included to                                                                     of subscribe to report can be considered                             Faxed report using fax number                                          counted separately since online will have 2                                                    languages used but for the reason 'All modes have                                                                                                                                                                      and at this moment not able to recollect. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             about how it has been delivered. The user will not                                                                                 transaction, error will be displayed immediately & will                                                                                                                                                                     batch transaction.Being security module                                                                                                              technical way.                                                                                                                           determine how the report to be generated via                                                                          provided that is been done for this                                  additionally.Assumption fax number being                               additional DETs with 1 for status                                                              some unique logic'                                                                                                                                                                                                     remember it had under some title on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             interested to know what has been done to get the                                                                                   be part of the elementary process. 2. For batch                                                                                                                                                                             implemented for transaction,we need to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        online/printer/downloaded to excel.                                                                                   project.Subscribed report is not an                                  static or not crossing the boundary.                                   message(Confirmation/error message) and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               'Demistifying function point'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             output in different source.                                                                                                        transaction, an error report seems to be generated                                                                                                                                                                          consider separately.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                independent process as will be based on                                                                                                     1 for triggering action.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                which will have more unique DETs than the ones in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the value set in the EI screen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                online.


                    India
                                         1                                                                                                     1                                                                7        7.0          1          1          1                                             1                                                                                           1          1          1                                  1                      1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0   For the effort estimate I'll use parameter to consider                                   1                                                                                1                      1          0           1   Supponing that security is part of the                  1           For the effort estimate I'll use parameter to consider               1           For the effort estimate I'll use parameter           2           1                                                       25         25   For the effort estimate I'll use parameter to consider               1                     1          25         26                                                         1                                                                     1               For the effort estimate I'll use parameter                1                     1                                                                                          1                     1                                                                              1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                                            1               1                                                  1                                              1                                                                                                         1                      1           1           1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                replication and reuse                                                                                                                                                                                                       online process using ftr not used in the                            replication and reuse                                                            to consider replication and reuse                                                                                                        replication and reuse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to consider replication and reuse
                    Italy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   batch process
                    India                1                                                                                        1                                                               1 year 3 months        1.3          1          1          1                      1           1                                                                                                      1                     1                                  1                      1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                        1                                                                                           1                               1          1           0                                                           1                                                                                1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                                25         25                                                         1                                                                     1                                                                         1                     1                                                                                          1           1                                                                            1                                  1                                                                                          1                                                                                 1                          1               1                                                                          1                      1                                                                       1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                                         1                                              We also use 4.1 for one major                                                  1                                    18          18.0          1          1          1                      1           1          1           1          1                                                                    1                     1           1                      1           1          1           1                                                                                                           1                      1           0          1   The screen process includes an additional DET for the                                    1   The survery software required an answer to this                              1                      1          0           1   The screen process has an additional FTR                        1   If the different external security files represent                   1           There is no uniqueness in processing logic,          1           1          1          1                                 75         75   Assumption: the report creation software is considered               1          1                     50         50                                                                    1                                                                     1    Capability to specify an action is unique to                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                                        1                The CPC document, in my opinion, erroneously assumes                          1                          1                           1           1          1               1           1                                                                                                                     1                                  1          0           1           1
                                                                                        client who requires it                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  capability to specify the action. This results in there                                      question, even though the instructions say : "If you                                                                           for security AND an additional DET for the                          different ILFs in their respective applications, then they                       DETs, or FTRs. Therefore it is a single                                                                                                  to be a development tool. Unique processing logic is                                                                                                                                                                                                              the online screen. This constitutes a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 that the functional requirements to provide the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                being a unique set of DETs; therefore the elementary                                         chose to count one transaction to represent both the                                                                           capability to specify the action. Either one                        are unique EIFs in our application. Therefore, the                               elementary process.                                                                                                                      required to prepare the data for output to the different                                                                                                                                                                                                          unique set of DETs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   different business environments for the data entry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                processes are unique.                                                                        screen and batch processes above, then;". I chose to                                                                           of these is sufficient to satisfy the                               mainframe and web transactions would have unique                                                                                                                                                                          media types.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            constitute technical requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             count two original transactions. This will remain the                                                                          requirements of uniqueness between the                              sets of FTRs, thus constituting unqiue processing logic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             case after the enhancement.                                                                                                    elementary processes.                                               and thus uniqueness between the elementary
                    USA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         processes.
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                                         1                                                                                                                 1                                      10 years              10.0          1          1          1                      1           1          1           1          1                                                                    1                     1           1                      1                      1           1          1               Same FTR, same DET, same Process Logic, as                            1                                 1           1          0                                                                                            1   There is a function (EI) being added for the online                 1                               1          1           0   It is a corporation security, it's not                  1           The secure validation is done outside the application                1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25   There are 25 unique (functionally) reports.                          1                                25         25                                                         1              Where is stored the fax number? It can be                         1    The ENTER is the action, which is counted                           1           1              The unicity is "broken" by logic processing, as                             1           1             The price can be different for different                                   1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                 1                                          1                                                              1           1                          The rules mujst evolve to clarify the functional size                          1                                             0           0           0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             stablished by CPM. It doesn't matter the way we                                                                                                                                                                                 transaction in the Enhancement Project.                                                                                        relevant for the application, which doesn't                         boundary. It isn't a functional requirement, but a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   considered system generated, or just a                                 as a DET, giving autonomy for the user,                                                        mentioned.                                                                                            interfaces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     concept, not to change it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             provide the process. The m2 measure (square meter)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             have any kind of interest to control it.                            technical one.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       literal? The answer can change my point                                breaking the unicity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             doensn't take into account the way to construct the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of view and my answer for this question.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             building. This discussion is bringing back again the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             anxious for having performance or technological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             complexity considerations taken into account to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             evidenced in the size. I think this discussion has to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             consolidate what does "functional" means. If FPA is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             measure for functional sizing, it doesn't have any more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             doubts. Multiple Media is a technical requirement. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             functional unicity should be "broken" just if a new DER,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ALR or Logic Process (as stablished by CPM) is needed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             when another media is being used, by the functional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             point of view, not technical purposes, as a passwprd to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             be validated for technical corporate environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             purposes.
                    Brazil
                    Brazil               1                                                                                        1                                                                          1           1.0                                1                                                                                                                                         1                     1                                  1           1          1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                        1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                         1                                                                     1                                                                                   1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                               1                                                                                                       1                          1               1                                                              1                                                                                                          1                                             1          1           2           1
                    Brazil               1                                                                                        1                                                                         15          15.0          1          1                                 1                                  1                                                                                                     1           1                      1                      1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                           1                                                                                1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1          1                     50         50                                                         1                                                                                1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                                        1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                 1                          1               1                       1                          1           1           1                      1                                                                                                         1                      1           1           1
                    Brazil               1                                                                                                     1                                                             6           6.0          1          1                                 1           1                                                                                                                 1                      1           1                      1          1           1          1                                                                                                1                      1           0          1                                                                                1                                                                                            1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                        1                                                                1           1                                            1          25         26                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                         1                                                                                1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                               1                                                                                                       1                          1                           1                                                                                                                                                             1                                 1                      2           2           1
                                         1                                                                                        1                                                               1 (one) year.          1.0          1          1                                 1                                                                                                                             1                      1           1                      1          1           1          1                                                                                                1                      1           0          1                                                                        1                       * Count one changed transaction for the screen process                       1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                                1                                                        0           1                                            1          25         26                                                                        1                     1          25         26                                                                    1   I understand that the report contains                             1                                                                        1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                            1                                  1              I didn´t read it.                                                           1                                                                                 1                          1                           1                                                                                     1                                                                       1                                 1                      2           2           1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in the enhancement project because I counted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            calculated results and the faxed report not,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             separated transactions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and I considered the fax number on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     faxed report as a information only this
                    Brazil                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           report.
                                         1                                                                                                                             1                          Eight years            8.0          1          1          1           1          1                                  1          1                                                                    1          1                      1           1                      1          1           1          1               I look at the application from a logical point of view.                          1                      1           0          1   The error report is not counted, since it is dependent               1                   1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                                1                                                        0           1          1          1                                 75         75                                                                        1          1                     50         50                                                                    1                                                                     1                                                                        1           1              Do not count a boundary for each user interface. This                       1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                                                     1                                                                                 1           1              1               1                       1                          1                                              1   Technical counting practices would help clarify the                 1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             However, if a transaction is delivered using different                                                                             on the batch process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      is all one application.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               multi-media questions more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             media, then the logic is different. This makes the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             transactions unique for each media used.
                    USA
                    Spain                1                                                                                        1                                                               1.5 years              1.5                     1          1                                                                                                                                         1                     1                                  1                      1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0                                                                        1                                                                                                    1                      1          0           1                                                           1                                                                                1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25                                                                        1                                25         25                                                         1                                                                     1                                                                         1                     1                                                                                 1                    1                                                                                        1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                                            1               1                                                                                                 1                                                                       1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                                         1                                                                                        1                                                               1.5 years              1.5                     1          1                                                                                                                                         1                     1                                  1                      1           1          1                                                                                     1                                 1           1          0   I think it should be consider the different ways of                  1                                                                                                    1                      1          0           1                                                                   1   I think we should count two because web allows the                   1                                                                2           1                                 1          1          25         27   IFPUG methodology says first answer but I think that                 1                     1          25         26   The ability of sending email has to be                           1                                                          1                                                                                   1                      1                                                                               1                     1                                                                              1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                 1           1                              1                                                  1           1           1                      1                                                                       1                                 1           1          2           3           2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                processing information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         user to add invoices at home                                                                                                                                                                                              diferents transactions should be counted or at least,                                                                 considered as a funcionality given to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          one aditional for the ability to print or download to                                                                 user
                    Spain                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 excel.
                                         1                                                                                                     1                                                  5 YEARS                5.0          1          1                                 1                                                                                                                             1                      1           1                      1                      1                                                                                                1                                 1           1          0   IF BOTH FUNCTIONS ARE INSIDE THE SAME                                                    1   PROCESSING LOGIC BECOMES DISTINCTS                                           1                      1          0           1   IT WILL DEPEND ON SECURITY LOGIC -                              1   THAT´S A HARD QUESTION: FOR EFFORT                                   1                                                                2           1                                                       25         25   IN THIS CASE, 25 DIFFERENT REPORTS ARE                                          1                     25         25   IN THIS CASE, EACH 25 REPORTS ARE                                1   WE HAVE DIFFERENT DATA (FAX                            1               ONE FUCNTION FOR SW SIZING, BUT                                     1                      1                                                                               1                     1   I'LL NEED RESOURCES WITH DIFFENT                                           1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                 1                          1                           1                                                                                     1   THE CPC DOCUMENT SHOULD BE                                          1                                                        1           1           0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                APPLICATION (BOUNDARY) THEN COUNT AS AN                                                                                                                                                                                     DOES IT TAKE PART OF BUSINESS RULES?                                MEASUREMENT, I'LL COUNT AS TWO DISTINCTS                                                                                                                                                                                  REQUIRED. THEN, I HAVE ONE FUNCITON FOR EACH                                                                          LINES/REGISTERS TO BE PROCESSED BY                                   NUMBER). THAT´S ENOUGH TO BE TWO                                       TWO FOR EFFORT MEASUREMENT - ONCE                                                                                                                                                                    SKILLS, DEPENDING ON LANGUAGE,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ATTACHED/AVAILABE TOGETHER WITH THIS SURVEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UNIQUE FUNCTION, BUT IF BOTH FUNCTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                      YES: THEN WE HAVE 2 TRANSACTIONS!                                   FUNCTIONS, BUT FOR FUNCTIONAL SIZING, THAT´S                                                                                                                                                                              NEW REPORT. THERE´S NO ADDITIONAL EFFORT FOR                                                                          THE NEW FUNCTION                                                     DIFFERENT QUESTIONS.                                                   USING FPA AND SECOND USING ANOTHER                                                                                                                                                                   ENVIRONMENT ETC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BELONG DO DIFFERENT APPLICATION, COUNT AS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AN UNIQUE FUNCTION. PLEASE, SEPARATE SIZING                                                                                                                                                                               DEVELOPMENT MEDIAS, THAT'S DONE BY ANOTHER                                                                                                                                                                                                                        METRIC. I´D LOVE TO HAVE ONLY ONE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DISTINCT FUNCTIONS. WHEN I HAVE DIFFERENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FROM EFFORT. E.G. IF I HAVE TO PAINT A ROOM                                                                                                                                                                               PROVIDED SOFTWARE. FUNCTIONAL SIZING = 25                                                                                                                                                                                                                         METRIC TO USE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ENVIRONMENTS (HW & SW), SYSTEMS ARE DIVIDED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WITH A COMMON COLOR, WHICH I PAINT ONCE, THE                                                                                                                                                                              FUNCTIONS, EFFORT = MAYBE 1 FUNCTION TO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                INTO DISTINCTS APPLICATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EFFORT IS ONE; BUT IF I'LL PAINT WITH A SPECIAL                                                                                                                                                                           CONFIGURE 25 REPORTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                COLOR, THAT NEEDS TO PAINT THREE, FOUR TIMES,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THE EFFORT IS ANOTHER, BUT THE SIZE IS THE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SAME! WHY DO NOT USE A KIND OF FAV TO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CONVERT FUNCTIONAL SIZING INTO EFFORT?
                    Brazil
                                         1                                                                                                                 1                                      11 years              11.0          1                     1                      1                                                                                                                  1                     1                                  1                      1           1          1               I agree with the following Japanese CPC's opinion :                              1                      1           0          1                                                                                            1                                                                                1                      1          0           1                                                                   1                                                                                1                                                        0           1          1          1                                 75         75                                                                        1          1                     50         50                                                                    1   The fax report function refers fax number              1                                                                                   1                      1   Application boundary depends on the user's bussiness                        1                     1                                                                              1                                 1                                                                               1                                                                                                            1                                       1                          1                                                                                                                                                                    1          0           1           1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Different ways and/or technologies cause different user                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 information, so new function have different                                                                                                                           view. In the description of this question, the relation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             recognizable behaviors. For example, PC web screen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      processing logics from old function.                                                                                                                                  between these check-in functions in the user's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and mobile screen are different not only in the view of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       bussiness view can not indentified.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             technology but also in the view of processing logic,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             examples of which are how many data is shown, timing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of validate process, and how to show links to related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             information. Different ways and/or technologies must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             not be counted as separate elementary processes, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             different processing logics must be counted as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             separate elementary processes. On the following
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             questions in this survey, different processing logics
                    Other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    exist on almost scenarios.
                                         1                                                                                                                             1                                      19        19.0          1          1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1                                                                                          1           1                                             1           1          1               different presentation environments often require                                1                      1           0          1   There is an additional det for the online execution                  1                       This question is misleading - only 1 changed EI would                        1                      1          0           1   additional FTR is check for online function                     1   assumed that there are specific business requirements                1           answer is based specifically on the                  1           1          1          1                                 75         75   question implies that printer and download criteria is               1                     1          25         26   This question is ambiguous - assumed that                        1                                                                     1                                                                        1           1              the purpose of the count influences the counting scope                      1           1                                                                   1                                1                                                                                        1                                                                                                                                                     1           1          1               1           1                                      The CPM rules should be reviewed as development                                                                   1          0           1           1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             unique business requirements and therefore unique                                                                                                                                                                               be counted regardless of how the above question was                                                                                                                                                for 2 security files.                                                            scenario given which may not be a                                                                                                        entered at the time the user selects the report                                                                       subscribing to the reports is a separate                                                                                                                                                                                                   not how the counting rules are applied to a specific                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  methods and technologies evolve. This would ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             processing logic such as online vs batch; The above                                                                                                                                                                             answered; only the online function was impacted by the                                                                                                                                                                                                                              realistic example. Web security is often                                                                                                                                                                                                                       function from the report generation and                                                                                                                                                                                                    function. Including the purpose in these questions can                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that realistic examples are provided and that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             questions are ambiguous. It is not clear why these                                                                                                                                                                              change;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             more rigorous and in most cases would                                                                                                                                                                                                                          that the report is not being generated at                                                                                                                                                                                                  mislead and confuse people.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           counting hints are kept current. This doesn't mean the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             questions are needed for the multi media survey. These                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              constitute different processing logic.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the time the user subscribes to it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rules would changed. I believe the membership should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             questions appear to more related to the other issue the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             have full input on rules changes. Any changes should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CPC is addressing related to technical function points.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             consist of input from multiple sources with a key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Are these questions being used to roll the multi media                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              criteria being the counting experience of those providing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             issue into the technical practices? This seems biased                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               input. The technical counting practices should not be
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Questions =>        Country     What version of the IFPUG Counting Practices Manual     Please explain if you are not      What version of the IFPUG CPM was current when you started               How many years have         “The purpose of a function point count is to provide an answer to a business problem.”’ (CPM Part 1, 5-2. What business problems does your organisation        One of the Objectives of Function Point Analysis stated in the CPM is to “Measure software development and maintenance independently of technology used for implementation”.                        The purpose of the function point count is to size the product delivered by a development project as input to project          In a subsequent enhancement, the user requests that the screen process displays an        The purpose of the function point count is to size the product delivered by a development project as input to     The purpose of the function point count is to size the product delivered by a      The purpose of the function point count is to size the product               The purpose of the function point count is to size the product delivered by a development project as input to project estimates. The             The purpose of the function point count is to size the product delivered by a development project as The purpose of the function point count is to size the product             The purpose of the function point count is to size the product        The purpose of the     AND, check one of the following:                                                   You are providing       AND, check one of the following:                                      Have you read “the CPC          Do you feel you completely understood “the CPC document”?                     Would your function point count of the airport check-in application be the same using the   The rules for IFPUG Function Point Analysis are defined in the Counting Practices Manual (CPM). The Counting Practices Committee (CPC) internal decision making process is governed by a set of CPM characteristics              The CPC recognized the need for technical measurement / sizing in their Dec. 15, 2005 memo that accompanied “the CPC document”
(The Q.# relates                (CPM) do you predominantly use / follow?    Check one   using CPM v4.2 series, or use      counting function points?  Check one of the following:                   you been counting           seek to address through its use of function points?    Check all of the following that apply:                                                                  What does this mean to you?        Check all of the following that apply:                                                                                                                           estimates. The scope of the function point count is to size all functionality delivered to the users of the application. The   additional field, a calculated invoice total. The batch process remains unchanged. If you project estimates. The scope of the function point count is to size all functionality delivered to the users of   development project as input to project estimates. The scope of the function delivered by a development project as input to project estimates.                  scope of the function point count is to size all functionality being developed for the users of the application. New functionality is being      input to project estimates. The scope of the function point count is to size all functionality being     delivered by a development project as input to project estimates.      delivered by a development project as input to project estimates.     function point count                                                                                      production support                                                                            document”?     Please do not go                                                                               current Counting Practices Manual as compared to an updated Counting Practices Manual       (meta rules) selected and voted on by the IFPUG board and the CPC. (CPM 4, B-8). 1. It should be possible to model the correlation of software size (derived using the CPM) with other attributes (e.g., effort, defects,        as the draft paper used distinctions between functional and non-functional requirements to determine the identification of transactional
to that in the                  of the following:                                       more than one version. For                                                                                  function points?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               users of the application may add new invoices from either a screen interface or a batch process via a provided file.           chose to count one transaction to represent both the screen and batch processes above,    the application. The users of the application may add new invoices from either a screen interface or via a batch point count is to size all functionality delivered to the users of the application. The scope of the function point count is to size all functionality                                                                                   T he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              developed to provide 25 new unique business reports. Additionally; •	 business has requested the reports be available in 3 formats;              developed for the users of the application. New functionality is being developed to provide 25 new       The scope of the function point count is to size all functionality     The scope of the function point count is to size all functionality    is to analyze the                                                                                         for the function. The                                                                         back and read the document at                                                                                 that reflects the content of “the CPC document” in respect to counting the “what”?          cost, etc.). 2. The CPM contains a consistent set of rules. 3. Function Point Analysis results are consistent between different counters using the CPM. 4. The CPM provides rules on how to size a functional need               functions. This clarified a statement originating in the “Framework for Functional Sizing” document published in September, 2003.
printed survey.)                                                                        example; Why do you use an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  T he
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            process via a provided file. Additionally; •	 business fields crossing into the application boundary are          New functionality is being developed to add new invoices from either a web         being developed for the users of the application. New functionality          online, printed, and in Excel format. •	Report creation software is used to develop each report. This provides the software so that each                                                   Each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               unique business reports. Additionally; •	 report may be displayed on the screen interactively            being developed for the users of the application. New functionality    being developed for the users of the application. New functionality   function available to                                                                                     purpose of the count                                                                          this time.                                                                                                                                                                                                that is defined and agreed upon by user(s) and IT. 5. Function Point Analysis results using the CPM can be a contributing factor in estimation. 6. The CPM is an Albrecht based method. 7. Function Point Analysis               Check any of the following that apply. Do you believe that:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   processes, including any validations. •	 same business rules are applied to the invoices for both the screen and batch                                                                                                                                                       T he
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              interface or via a mainframe screen. Additionally; •	 business fields              is being developed to add new invoices from either a web                     created report can automatically be viewed on-line, printed and saved in Excel format. •	 report may be displayed on the screen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Each                                                 (not in a PDF). •	Users may subscribe to a report (through an elementary process of the application) is being developed to provide the user the option to print a report        is being developed to provide the user with a new transaction         determine the                                                                                             is to provide input to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  using the CPM is easy. 8. Function Point Analysis using the CPM is fast.      Note: "~" is not an option to choose and is only being used to create breaks between logical groupings of the answers. Check any of the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Security processing is identical for both the screen and batch processes. •	hen processing a transaction on                                                                                               the screen and batch processes, including any validations. •	common security module is checked for the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 interface or via a mainframe screen. Additionally; •	 business               interactively, printed on a user selected printer, or downloaded to Excel. •	 business report has the same fields whether viewing it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Each                                                               and based on their subscription, subscribed reports will be emailed to those subscribed users at                                               All
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        or to send it via fax. Additionally; •	 the data elements and          input that can cross the boundary into the application via a batch    application boundary                                                                                      determine the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           following that apply. Do you believe that;
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    18 (since about 1990)              1          1           1                      1                                 1                                                                               1           1                      1           1                                  1          1           1                                                                                                 1          1           2           1          2   Assuming the 'the entire batch process' means the                                        1                                                                                 1          1           2           1          2                                                                    1                                                                                1                                                         0          1                                                        25          25                                                                       1           1                     50          50                                                                     1                                                                      1                                                                    1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                                         1                                  1                                                                                   1                                                                              1           1               1                                      1                                                                          1                                                                                                                      1           0           1          1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    entire set of batch jobs that run overnight, e.g., Then I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    would count the error report as a standalone function
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    within the batch process rather than counting it as part
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                                                                                        clients (Fortune 500 companies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Scanners, online screens as different "modes". If these
                                                                                        with multiple outsourcing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              are also considered different "technologies", then my
                                                                                        partners) have not moved to 4.2,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       answers would change for some of the above.
                                                                                        based on contractual agreements
                                                                                        that were in place prior to 4.2
                                                                                        being published.




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                                         1                                                                                          1                                                                           2         2.0          1          1           1          1           1                      1          1                                                                               1                                                         1                       1          1                                                                                                 1                      1           2           2          1                                                                     1                                                                                                        1          1           2           1          2   2 separate transactions as there is no                           1   2 separate transactions as FTRs referenced will be                1                                                                    2          1                                                        25          25                                                                                               1          0           1                                                                     1   Fax number is an additional DET                                    1   Action Trigger is additional in case of                          1                      1                                                                               1                      1                                                       1                                  1                                                                                                          1   Choose "Do not know" as the current CPM 4.2.1 does'nt                      1                           1               1                      1                           1           1                                                                                                          1                                              1           1           2          1
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                                         1                                              I use more versions because                                          1                                      12 more or less      12.0          1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1                                                                               1           1           1          1           1          1                                                                                                                                                1                      1           0          1                                                                                            1                                                                                 1                      1           0          1                                                        1                                                                                 1                                                                    1          1                                                        25          25                                                                       1                       1         25          26                                                                     1                                                          1                                                                     1                      1                                                                               1                      1                                                                  1                                                         1                                                                                   1                                                                              1           1               1               1                      1                           1                                                                                                                      1                                                          1           1          0
                                                                                        some customers use CPM v4.1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Software of a environment (for                                                                                                                                           from the user's point of view. This in independent from                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                two different application to check security, then we                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a logical process and it was not an user
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  example all the amount of software of                                                                                                                                        technology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             have to consider Two distinct application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                requirement, we have to count one
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  estimate the cost of maintanaince of a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the process to obtain the effort, we have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  software product.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to take into account tha the two process
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                                                                                        already counted in older
                                                                                        versions. Converting them to
                                                                                        new version requires revisiting
                                                                                        all the count information. There
                                                                                        is no funding for this activity.
                                                                                        On other occasions, there are
                                                                                        client mandated requirements to
                    India                                                               be at an older version.
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                                         1                                                                                                                   1                                                 9          9.0          1          1           1                      1                                                                                                                 1                       1                                 1                                  1           1              Please Note: Positioning of the user-recogizable                       1                                  1           1          0   Your scenario doesn't specifically state what the                 1                          Your scenario doesn't specifically state what the                 1                                  1           1          0   I do not consider security processing to be          1               I do not consider security processing to be part of the           1              I do not consider security processing to be           2          1                                                        25          25   My interpretation is that the functional requirement is             1                                 25          25   In addition to counting each report, I would          1               The fax number is an optional field                    1                                                                     1                      1              In reality, we have no insight into the user's view of           1                      1              In reality, we have no insight into the             1                                  1                                                                                 1                                                                                                                                   1               1                                                                                                 1   Several Comments:                                                   1                                  1                       2           2          1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               application boundary may result in the business                                                                                      requirements say. Based on the info provided and                                             requirements say. Based on the info provided and                                                                                part of the online invoice transaction.                              online invoice transaction. Instead I see security as a                          part of the online invoice transaction.                                                                                                    to produce the report(s) on various media. The function                                                                also count function(s) for the user to                                specific to the media selected. The fax                                                                                                                            the application boundary.                                                                              user's view of the application boundary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1) It is not clear what this question and/or some of its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               function being counted in more than one application.                                                                                 available answers, I'm assuming the functional                                               available answers, I'm assuming the functional                                                                                  Instead I see security as a standalone                               standalone function (i.e., EP) to validate the user's                            Instead I see security as a standalone                                                                                                     to produce a particular report includes optional                                                                       maintain his/her report subscriptions.                                number is counted as a DET for the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           answers are getting at. The CPC thoroughly researches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    requirements specify the need for both online & batch                                        requirements specify the need for both online & batch                                                                           function (i.e., EP) to validate the user's                           security privileges (determine that he has a valid user                          function (i.e., EP) to validate the user's                                                                                                 processing based on the selected media.                                                                                                                                                      transaction. The CPM EP Rules do not                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         counting issues before providing a resolution. I do not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    functions. My answer is based on the interpretation                                          functions. My answer is based on the interpretation                                                                             security privileges (determine that he has                           id and what functions he is authorized to utilize).                              security privileges (determine that he has                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              state that differences in DETs, FTRs and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     believe that those not participating in that research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that two EPs were identified but found to be duplicates                                      that two EPs were identified but found to be duplicates                                                                         a valid user id and what functions he is                             Validation of the user's security privileges logically                           a valid user id and what functions he is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Processing Logic result in the identification                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                have as much insight into the issue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of each other. In order for the question of                                                  of each other.                                                                                                                  authorized to utilize). Validation of the                            occurs at the point of logon, even though physically it                          authorized to utilize). Validation of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of multiple EPs. It does say that once two                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2) While I agree Technical Counting Practices are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    uniqueness to be a consideration, it must be the case                                                                                                                                                                        user's security privileges logically occurs                          may be implemented as part of each physical                                      user's security privileges logically occurs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EPs are identified, they are different if the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                needed, I do not believe their introduction needs to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that both online and batch elements are specified in the                                                                                                                                                                     at the point of logon, even though                                   transaction.                                                                     at the point of logon, even though                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DETs, FTRs or Processing Logic are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           coincide with that of the multiple media directions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    functional requirements and meet the requirements of                                                                                                                                                                         physically it may be implemented as part                                                                                                              physically it may be implemented as part                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                different.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lack of a defined method for "technical points" does
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    an elementary process. Assuming both are identified as                                                                                                                                                                       of each physical transaction.                                                                                                                         of each physical transaction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        not mean that multiple media should be addressed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    an EP and the DETs, FTRs and Prcsg Logic are truly the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  function point analysis (a functional size measure).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    same, I would only count it one time.      In my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    experience though the processing is rarely identical. Ex:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In modern application development, an online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    transaction frequently involves the use of listboxes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and/or other features that eliminate the possibility of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    invalid selections. A batch function does not, and as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    result these fields need to be validated to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    unique values have been provided. As soon as that is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the case, there is uniqueness.
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                                         1                                              Some of our clients baselines                                                    1                          15 years             15.0          1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1   Used in determining support rates for                1           1                      1                                  1           1          1           1              Given that there is usually some unique processing                                 1                      1           0          1   The error report is not counted since it is not                   1                          I did not count it as one transaction though, but it                          1                      1           0          1                                                        1                                                                                 1                                                                    1          1           1          1                                 75          75   Customer requirements provided                                      1           1                     50          50   I would also count the maintenance of the                         1   A faxed report required additional                                 1   I don’t thoroughly understand this one. So                       1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                  1                                             1                                                                                  1                I do not agree with the CPC’s interpretation of                1                                       1               1           1          1                                                                          1   It is extremely important to provide as CONSISTANT a                                                               1           0           1          1
                                                                                        are done using CPM versions                                                                                                                                                                                                                               production support applications.                                                                                                                                             logic involved and a specific customer requirement to                                                                                independent of the batch process.                                                            would not let me move on until I answered this                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Email ID as an A, C, I, D group of potential                          processing to determine where to send it                               are you trying to say that the online input                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Technical” in their paper to include multi-media.                                                                                                                                                                           set of rules as possible that can easily be interpreted
                                                                                        prior to 4.2, so we need to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            produce multiple outputs and therefore increase their                                                                                                                                                                             question.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               transactions.                                                         and unique fields (at least the fax number)                            screen is for creation of the batch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   by both new counters and old counters and does not
                                                                                        follow these versions when doing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       functionality for option 2. Technology independence                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    transaction file? How does the batch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  negate the historical significance of any function point
                                                                                        enhancement counts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    means that a printed report is the same business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       processing occur?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     counts. A practice that constantly changes is called
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               function regardless of how it is implemented (language                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       into question for its validity and applicability to be the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and platform or environment), however asking for a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           basis of other evolving uses. Clarification of the rules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               different type of output in addition to the printed report                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to apply in new, different and evolving environments is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               is another requirement and involves unique processing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        possible without changing the basis of the rules. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               logic to make it happen in addition to the printed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           would say that CFPS counters are the most familiar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               report, therefore a unique function. If the user can get                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with any impact on a rule clarification than someone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the same report screen via print screen and did not ask                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      who does not count very often or only under a smaller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for a paper copy then it would not be counted since                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          set of circumstances and environments. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               that is using the technology to create an output that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        certification has to mean more than a title and should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               was not necessarily requested but just happens to be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         represent significant knowledge that should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               conveniently available due to the operating system. An                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       leveraged.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               inquiry screen presented in both CICS and TSO would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               be the same business function. Why is batch listed as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a presentation environment? It is not.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         application for the process of emailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         report to subscribed users." I interpreted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         this as a control input that control how the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         report executes by specifying subscribers.
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                                                                                        data with supplier because he
                                                                                        makes the counts using cpm 4.1.
                                                                                        I don't count code data and he
                    Italy                                                               counts its.
                                         1                                                                                                                   1                                      7 years               7.0                     1           1                      1                                                                                                                 1                       1                                 1                                                                                                                                    1                                  1           1          0                                                                                            1   The batch and online would now be functionally 2                              1                      1           0          1   Validation process is not the same for               1                                                                                 1                                                                    2          1                                                        25          25                                                                       1           1                     50          50   Email would need additional contact                               1   Assuming that Fax number is stored in a                1                                                                                1                      1                                                                               1                      1                                                       1                                             1               Everytime I read I seem to interpret                   1                                                                                                                   1                                                      1                                       1           1                      1   My personal experience in counting projects as a                    1                                  1           1           2           3          2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 diferent transactions. hence they would be counted                                                                              online and batch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        information                                                           logical file.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               certain information differently - this                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           separate entity not involved in the projects - The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 twice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    furhter changes if I discuss it with other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       development world strongly feels that FP does not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FP analysts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      consider many aspects of development ; thereby the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cost/FP is very high for them though without these a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            project can never be delivered successfully. Also the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dev world thinks that FP has not evolved much to
                    India                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   address the current technical challenges.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Points.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             interfaces (mainframe and web) of the application.                               interfaces (mainframe & web) are updated                                                                                                   software); the developers are not developing this                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               from a website which is different from the counter                                                                                                                                                                       office and I am on vacation - so I was not                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Directors and committees. I like the current processes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with the new invoice.                                                                                                                      functionality (view online, print, save in excel)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               which is different from a handheld. The user probably                                                                                                                                                                    able to review it prior to doing this survey.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in place to resolve differences. I think we see this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  themselves. The development of the 25 reports needs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             does realize that each of the 4 methods are doing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         survey as a good example of this. By following
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to be acknowledged (counted) and it doesn't matter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              similar functions - but s/he is usually in a rush to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Roberts Rules of Order, this issue has been placed into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  which method (view online, print, save in excel) gets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           catch the next plane and doesn't care. To the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the CFPS community for comment - all this has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the credit. One of those methods will get the credit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            business user who commissioned the application and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        done using the documented procedures for IFPUG.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and the other 2 methods will be acknowledged for one                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            requested it be developed; I believe they might see it                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    However, there are some areas that need improvement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  transaction for the entire application for the ability to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       as 4 separate applications or the same application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Inter-committee work (2 committees attempting to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  do the other 2 methods.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         modifed to accomodate the 4 interfaces. As a counter,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     work together) is one area that needs more guidance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I see the one application boundary with 4 interfaces.




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                                         1                                                                                                       1                                                  3 years               3.0          1          1           1                      1                                 1                                                                               1                       1                      1                                                         1              Technical sizing should be and along with the functional                           1          1           2           1          2                                                                     1                                                                                                        1                      1           0          1                                                                    1                                                                                1                                                         0          1                                                        25          25   Technical size should be considered in this case                    1                       1         25          26                                                                     1                                                          1                                                                                1                      1                                                                               1                      1                                                                              1                                  1                                                                                   1                                                                              1                           1               1                                                                                                 1                                                                                                          1                       1           1          1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               size the total size of the software needs to be
                    India                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      computed.
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                    USA
                                         1                                                                                                       1                                                             7          7.0          1          1           1          1           1                      1                      1                                                                   1                       1          1                      1                                                             I try to take into account only the logical point of view,             1                                  1           1          0   Applying CPM 4.2 I cannot count one transaction for               1                                                                                                        1                      1           0          1   A common security module is checked for                          1   different external security files for the mainframe               1                                                                    2          1                                                        25          25   Applying CPM 4.2                                                    1                                 25          25                                                                     1   If the fax number is considered a DET.                 1                                                                                1           1              From a business point of view there may be considered                       1           1              It depend on the business my answer is              1                                                         1                                                                                   1                                                                              1                           1               1                      1                           1           1                                      I think that we need to review the definition of                                                                   1           0           1          1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the concept as is when you speak with the business                                                                                   batch and one for sreen process.       Of course there                                                                                                                                                                       the users adding a new invoice via the                               screen and web processes, maintained in two different                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       all as one. From a final user point of view there are                                                  irrelevant.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "functional" when we consider multiple-media. Is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               expert.                                                                                                                              would be very useful to consider in some way this                                                                                                                                                                            screen interface to ensure they have                                 applications    This make the transaction differents, I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     more than one, one for each type of user interface. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   media the function? I would never consider this only as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    issue, but it is not a new functionality conceptually it is                                                                                                                                                                  authorization to perform the transaction.                            see differents FTRs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        medium again is significative for the business since it                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a Technical factor as, for example, a programming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    materially a new one since it is the same but delivered                                                                                                                                                                      This make the transactions different.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gives more competitivity advantage. Concetually we                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        language.     Take a view of this, I hope this gives a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    by different medium. It may concern with the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  can agree that there is the same old functionality but                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    key for interpretation.    from:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    definition of Functional Size, does functional means only                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     we have materially more than one way to check in and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.marshallmcluhan.com/faqs.html On "The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    conceptual? or are we facing something like "the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              this make the difference for the business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Medium is the Message" Each medium, independent of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    message is the medium" and then the "function is the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the content it mediates, has its own intrinsic effects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    medium" as stated by Marshall McLuan?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   which are its unique message. The message of any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            medium or technology is the change of scale or pace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            or pattern that it introduces into human affairs. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            railway did not introduce movement or transportation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            or wheel or road into human society, but it accelerated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and enlarged the scale of previous human functions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            creating totally new kinds of cities and new kinds of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            work and leisure. This happened whether the railway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            functioned in a tropical or northern environment, and is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            quite independent of the freight or content of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            railway medium. (Understanding Media, N. Y., 1964, p.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8)
                    Italy
                                         1                                                                                                       1                                                  Seven                 7.0          1          1           1          1           1                                 1                                                                               1                       1          1                      1           1           1          1           1                                                                                     1                                  1           1          0                                                                                 1              This starts to imply that there may be two                        1                                  1           1          0                                                        1               If the screens are in the same application boundary and           1                                                                    2          1                                  1           1         25          27   Functionality is counted for transactions that send the             1                       1         25          26                                                         1                                                                      1                                                                                1                      1   The business has stated that the different devices are                      1                      1                                                                   1                      1                                                                                                          1                                                                              1           1               1               1           1          1           1               1           1           1                      1                                                                       1                                  1           1           2           3          2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 transactions. However, based in the information                                                                                                                                                      there is no difference between business data and logic.                                                                                                                                                                     reports to a printer (one transaction for the entire app)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to be recognised separately. Therefore different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 available, the screen is only a small variaton from the                                                                                                                                              Security aside (which is a quality requirement), then                                                                                                                                                                       and for the ability to export to Excel (for the entire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          applications (although the business is the same). The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 batch and not significantly different from the busines                                                                                                                                               there is no functional difference between the two, only                                                                                                                                                                     app). This is because the modules to perform these                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              software may need to be maintained independently for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 view. However (and a big however) if the business                                                                                                                                                    technical (web v mainframe). One function...                                                                                                                                                                                functions have functionality in their own right that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            each device/interface (although the data accessed is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 views the screen as performing a different function                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              would not usually differ between the types of reports                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           logically the same).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 from the batch, then a question will be asked (to the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            that they would be printing exporting (such as the file
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 business) whether there are indeed two transactions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sent to the printer spooler, or export file - ie the data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  attributes are the same each time).




                    Australia
                    USA                  1                                                                                                                               1                                     12        12.0          1          1           1          1           1          1                      1           1                                                                   1                       1          1                      1                       1          1           1                                                                                     1                                  1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                 1                      1           0          1                                                        1                                                                                 1                                                                    2          1                                  1           1         25          27                                                                       1                       1         25          26                                                                     1                                                          1                                                                                1           1                                                                                          1                      1                                                                              1                                  1                                                                                   1                                                                              1                           1               1                                                  1                                                                                                                                                                     1           0           1          1
                                         1                                                                                          1                                                               two                   2.0          1          1           1                      1          1           1          1                                                                               1                       1          1                      1                       1          1           1                                                                                     1                                  1           1          0                                                                                            1   two transaction , one for change(screen),one for                              1                      1           0          1   FTRs are different.                                              1   FTRs are different.                                               1                                                                    2          1                                                        25          25                                                                       1           1                     50          50                                                         1                                                                                  1                                                                    1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                                         1                                  1                                                                                   1                                                                              1                           1                           1          1                           1                       1                      1                                                                       1                                  1           1           2           3          2
                    Other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        add(batch)
                                         1                                                                                                                   1                                                 10        10.0          1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1                                                                               1           1                      1                                              1          1           1                                                                                                 1          1           2           1          2                                                                     1                                                                                                        1          1           2           1          2                                                                    1                                                                                1                                                         0          1           1          1                                 75          75                                                                       1           1                     50          50                                                                     1                                                                      1                                                                    1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                  1                                             1                                                                      1                                                                                                       1                           1                                      1                           1                                                                                                                                                                     1           0           1          1




                    USA
                                         1                                                                                                                                                      1                       1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                    24 years, since Oct 24.0           1          1           1          1           1          1                      1           1              We use most of the above, as indicated,              1           1                      1           1                      1           1          1           1              If the user requires hard copy reports and excel                                   1                      1           0          1   I would count a txn for the batch error report if it was          1                          I would also need to check whether this changed an EQ                         1                      1           0          1   see above re error messages                                      1                                                                                1                                                         0          1           1          1                                 75          75                                                                       1           1                     50          50                                                                     1   The processing required as part of each                            1                                                                    1           1              I am not entirely sure I understand this question                           1           1              I am not entirely sure I understand this                                   1                                  1                                                                                   1                                                                              1                           1               1                                                                          1                      1                                                                                                          1           1           1           2          2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  but as a consultancy on behalf of clients                                                                                                                                    spreadsheets containing the same FTRs and DETs, I                                                                                    stored during processing and then accessed at end of                                         to an EO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EBP is different in my view                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               question
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               would count them as separate EQs/EOs. I have always                                                                                  the batch run potentially containing other input txns.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               regarded multi media as referring to instances where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               two different technologies are used to process a single
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               transaction eg a cheque reader and GUI screen.
                    England
                                         1                                                                                                                               1                                     16        16.0          1          1           1          1           1          1           1          1           1              Some Organisations within company have               1                       1          1                      1           1           1          1           1              bullet 7. Logical Design might drive to different                      1                                  1           1          0                                                                                            1                                                                                 1                      1           0          1                                                        1               But I would need to understand why they need the data             1              But I would need to understand why they               2          1                                  1           1         25          27   I think this is a consensus answer that might make                  1                       1         25          26   The emailing process might be conisdered                          1                                                          1                                                                                1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                  1                                  1                                                                                             1                                                                                           1                           1               1                      1                                       1                                  1   The term "how a majority of CFPS apply the rules"                                                      1                       1           1          1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  higher level of use than others.                                                                                                                                             technical solutions but always driven by the user                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      entry in the two different environments. If any                                  need the data entry in the two different                                                                                                   happy to more people. I wouls only count the first                                                                     as an add on of generic functionality to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           might be too broad; I would add the term "majority of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               requrirement. It is not always easy to distinguish                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     business reason behind, I might count them as two                                environments. If any business reason                                                                                                       choice but I understand that adding the last two bullets                                                               serve several generic purporses , to send                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          experienced CFPS", and always managed via the IFPUG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               between Logical Design and end user requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       different EPs                                                                    behind, I might count them as two                                                                                                          is more realistic                                                                                                      the 25 other reports. Theorethicaly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CPC. No all CFPS have significant experience. Time to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               implemementation modes of same functionality.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           different EPs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     reports and emails are different because                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           solve must also be a driver to decide the update
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         processing logic is different to me. 25 +                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         25 are too much, so i would count it as 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and other for the extra capaility
                    Spain
                    India                1                                                                                                                                           1                                   years ago....but doing regularly FP counting for the past 5 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Started more than 185.0            1          1           1           1           1         1           1          1           1                                                                   1                       1          1                      1           1           1          1           1                                                                                     1                                  1           1          0                                                                                 1                                                                                1                                  1           1          0                                                                    1                                                                                1                                                         1          1                                                        25          25                                                                       1                       1         25          26                                                         1                                                                      1                                                                     1                      1                                                                               1                      1                                                                  1                                  1                                                                                 1                                                                                                       1                                           1                      1                                                                          1                                                                       1                                                          1           1          0
                                         1                                                                                                       1                                                  3 years             3.0            1          1           1                       1         1                                                                                                      1                       1          1           1                                  1          1           1                                                                                     1                                  1           1          0                                                                     1                                                                                            1                                  1           1          0   Security aspects should be treated                   1                                                                                 1                                                                    2          1           1          1                                 75          75                                                                       1           1                     50          50                                                                     1                                                          1                                                                     1                      1                                                                               1                      1                                                                  1                                             1                                                                      1                                                                                                                                   1               1                                                  1                       1                                                                                              1                                  1                       2           2          1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 separately between the screen and batch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 processes as "No security is checked for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 invoices coming through the batch
                    India                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        process."
                                         1                                                                                                       1                                                  5 yrs                 5.0          1          1           1                      1          1           1          1                                                                               1                       1                                 1                       1          1           1                                                                                     1                                  1           1          0                                                                                            1   One for adding, one for changing                                              1                      1           0          1                                                                    1   Count EIF as different FTRs because their boundary are            1                                                                    2          1                                                        25          25   Multiple invoking method is counting one transaction                1           1                     50          50                                                         1                                                                                  1                                                                    1           1                                                                                          1           1                                                                              1                                 1                                                                                  1                                                                                           1           1               1               1                      1                           1           1           1                      1                                                                       1                                  1           1           2           3          2
                    Other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             different
                    USA                  1                                                                                                                   1                                                 15        15.0          1          1           1          1                      1                      1                                                                               1           1                      1                      1           1                      1                                                                                                 1                      1           2           2          1                                                                     1                                                                                                        1          1           2           1          2                                                                    1                                                                     1                                                                    2          1           1          1                                 75          75                                                                       1                       1         25          26                                                                     1                                                          1                                                                                1                      1                                                                               1                      1                                                                              1                                  1                                                                                   1                                                                              1           1               1               1                      1                                                                          1                                                                                                          1                       1           1          1
                                         1                                                                                                                               1                          14 years             14.0          1          1           1                      1          1                      1           1                                                                   1                                                                                 1          1           1              The application of the function points to technological                            1                      1           0          1   The batch error report is part of the elementary                  1                          I did not choose to count only one transaction in the                         1                      1           0          1   As the purpose is an input to estimating, I                      1   My purpose is to size to estimate the development                            1   Because the purpose of the count is as an             0          1                                  1           1         25          27   A control EI or EO would represent the "ability to"                 1                       1         25          26   The entire report is considered to be one             1               The fax number is an optional DET. The                             1   The purpose of the count is as input to               1                      1              The business function is unique once based on the                           1           1              The scope requires an implementation                1                                  1                                                                                 1                            This was not a change to the rules of the CPM                                                          1               1                                                                          1                                                                                                                                 1                       1           1          1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               solutions is not specified in this statement - just that                                                                             process for the batch add new invoice process.                                               first part of the question.                                                                                                     would count the batch and online as                                  effort. This requires that the functionality is identified                       input to estimating, the transaction needs                                                                                                 transactions. They change the behavior of the                                                                          DET in the subscription email delivery                                business report is the same regardless of                              estimating, therefore the development of                                                    scope. Had the scope been for productivity or                                                          based approach. I would use a count with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the rules will be applied the same regardless of the                                                                                 Because the purpose of the count is for estimation, it                                                                                                                                                                       separate transactions as input to the                                for each environmental implementation.                                           to be attributed to both development                                                                                                       application, but do not change the business process.                                                                   process.                                                              whether it is printed or faxed.                                        the online and batch transactions must be                                                   estimation of development or scope, multiple                                                           a scope for each of the environments, then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               technology used for implementation. How I count                                                                                      follows that the online and batch processes would need                                                                                                                                                                       estimate. The security difference is                                                                                                                  environments.                                                                                                                              Correspondingly, this ability to is not developed uniquely                                                                                                                                                                                                          considered differently.                                                                     transactions would be counted based on the                                                             total the function points or have separate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               functions in an application regarding technology is                                                                                  to be estimated as different processes for the project                                                                                                                                                                       insignificant. The batch error report is part                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    for each process that uses it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  technological implementation.                                                                          sections representing each technology.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dependent on the purpose and scope of my count.                                                                                      development.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the elementary process for the batch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Because I have different support factors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 process to add new invoices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for each technology, I need to be able to
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