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Re:Converting User Story Points to Function Points

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  • manishbadwe22
    Hello, For FP Expert, David Consulting group s Sheila Dennis is one of the experts I am interacting with. Will send you her coordinates offline. Thanks, Manish
    Message 1 of 17 , Jun 27, 2008
      Hello,

      For FP Expert, David Consulting group's Sheila Dennis is one of the
      experts I am interacting with. Will send you her coordinates offline.

      Thanks,

      Manish Badwe



      --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "Manish Badwe"
      <manish.badwe@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Hello Aniket,
      >
      >
      >
      > I agree with Jeff's views regarding FP counting for SCRUM projects.
      >
      > In fact I happen to be in a similar situation in my company
      (Product
      > Development unit) to decide how to count the productivity in an
      Agile
      > environment.
      >
      >
      >
      > If you expect the productivity measurements scalable across a
      relatively
      > large group (>1000 people?) and a solid normalization factor of
      size for
      > different metrics like Business value delivered, defect density and
      > testing depth then Function points adoption can prove very
      rewarding.
      > Needless to say it does not forgo the need of Story points which
      will be
      > used for prospective estimation and FPA can be used for
      retrospective
      > estimation (after the detail design is available or at the end of
      > iteration).
      >
      >
      >
      > I ratified this approach from couple of Agile/ SCRUM experts
      around and
      > they seemed to be comfortable with it.
      >
      >
      >
      > As far as the correlation is concerned, I believe it will not be a
      > straight forward empirical relation. After collection of sound
      enough
      > data of FP and Story points you would be required to subgroup
      certain
      > parameters (bucketing) and decide on one correlation per bucket.
      The
      > bucketing can be Technical requirement %, technology, integration
      > requirement, etc. Also to reach to this correlation you would need
      to
      > count FP for fairly large number of stories.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Best Regards,
      > ------------------------------------------------------
      >
      > Manish Vivek Badwe, PMP, CSQA
      > QE Expert
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