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Automated Function Point Counting Cookbook
Improving Counting Consistency and Repeatability

Overview and objectives

The Automated Function Point Counting Cookbook contains all essential information for the user to make full use of CAST Application Intelligence Platform (CAST AIP) for performing Function Point Counting with the Automated Function Point methodology. This cookbook assumes the point of view of the end users and includes a description of the system functions and capabilities, contingencies and alternate modes of operation, and step-by-step procedures for system access and use.  

In particular this document provides specific guidelines for using CAST AIP that:

  • improve consistency and quality of results regardless of the AIA's skills
  • detail a "one-way-to-do-it" that applies to 80% of the applications to be measured

After an overview of the Function Points counting, the process displayed below will be followed and explained along the different parts of this cookbook.

We will pay a particular attention to the following main phases:





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