Two-day sessions (not necessarily consecutive) on measuring
and estimating software size.
Sizing software is one of the most important aspects
of software development and is critical to reaching
higher CMMI maturity levels. Without appropriate sizing,
different initiatives cannot be compared. It then becomes
very difficult to quantify an organization's capability
and to control quantitatively work performance.
The Size Measurement and
Estimation Workshop provides participants with the knowledge
and practice required to define an appropriate size measurement
for their organization and to identify the best approach
to estimate size. More specifically, the training objectives
Understand the use of size measurements
in a software initiative
Understand the use of size in Statistical
Learn different approaches
to estimate size
Discuss the most appropriate
size measurement and approach to estimate size
Day 1 - First half of workshop
Rationale of size estimation
> Explanation of why size estimation is important
in the CMMI.
Examples of size measurements
> Overview of measurements taken in other organization.
> Examples of measurements repositories.
> Types of repositories.
Possible size estimation approaches
> Walk through a typical organization not having
size as a measurement, and explain how it would intuitively
implement size estimation.
Day 2 - Second half of workshop
Size measurement that best fits the organization
The preferred method for estimating size in the organization
Size measurement collection
Other desirable measurements and their relationship
Ratios needed for estimation
Who could benefit
from this course?
Software managers and other
individuals involved in developing project estimates
Individuals involved in process
and quality improvement programs