Issue No. 06 - November (1983 vol. 9)
C.A. Behrens , Cooper, Behrens and McMullen, Inc.
The function point method of measuring application development productivity developed by Albrecht is reviewed and a productivity improvement measure introduced. The measurement methodology is then applied to 24 development projects. Size, environment, and language effects on productivity are examined. The concept of a productivity index which removes size effects is defined and an analysis of the statistical significance of results is presented.
productivity, Development, function points, measurement
C. Behrens, "Measuring the Productivity of Computer Systems Development Activities with Function Points," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 9, no. , pp. 648-652, 1983.