function point analysis
The processing complexity for the software is estimated for each of 14 general characteristics that cover the type of product, and how it is to be used and installed. For each characteristic a value is selected to represent its scale of influence. The 14 values are summed to give the processing complexity adjustment, PC, which will range from 0 to 70. The PC is used to calculate the adjusted function point score from its unadjusted score U. A measure of the work involved in developing the software is then obtained from a formula that allows for further score adjustments where necessary.
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