There are several full articles on this site. The articles cover a variety of topics from introductory to advanced topics. The articles have been published in a variety of journals and magazines.
Trends in Software Development
Estimating Techniques for Software Development
These two short articles includes some industry data (hours per function point) that can be used for estimating software projects. There is some discussion on Average Cost, Unit Cost and marginal cost for software projects.
This short article explains how to estimate both the number of test case and defects for a software project.
An introductory article that introduces the major concepts related to Function Point Analysis. This article is available in Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Are Function Points more useful than a Swiss Army Knife? This article explains the many uses for function points including estimating, scope control, maintenance, re-engineering. This article is available in Spanish , Italian and Portuguese.
Function Point Counting Topics
This is just for fun, but it helps reinforce some of the basic FPA concepts. It includes function point analysis terms and some other necessary terms.
This article is only a few pages long and gives you some insight into the mechanics of counting function points. The article covers all the basic terms used in Function Point Counting including the transactions and the files. It includes some basic instructional graphics. The articles is available online and in pdf format..
by Guest Author Charley Tichenor, PhD. Dr. Tichenor has been involved in Function Points and a member of IFPUG for a number of years. He provides some ideas on ways to improve the Function Point Metric including what to do with the GSC's. As always, Charley's ideas are interesting and bit controversial.
By examining how other industries perform audits we can begin to understand how to conduct audits on function point counts. The article describes the different types of audits and necessary evidence needed to perform an audit. The article provides a list of 20 steps on how to perform an audit.
This downloadable file includes decision and information on application of function points to OO, GUI, Internet, and other new technologies. This article is available in Portuguese.
The IFPUG definitions (both 4.0 and 4.1) are not clear and concise. The article provides definitions that conform to the IFPUG definitions, but are easier to understand and to apply.
This two page article provides some insight in the meaning of RET's. The IFPUG manual falls short on providing much detail on this topic.
A two page article regarding hyperlinks, html, and other basic internet concepts, a short case study is presented.
This article uses terms and definitions commonly found in OO type of applications. It provides some useful tips.