United Kingdom Function Point User Group Limited (UKFPUG)
UKSMA is a not-for-profit group designed to
promote and improve the use of software measurement and sizing.
We host annual conferences in measurement and sizing.
We are the Design Authority for the Mark2 Function Point Analysis (MK2 FPA) functional sizing method. We offer certification in MK2 FPA.
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Welcome to the United Kingdom Software Metrics Association (UKSMA)
Are you a manager or measurement and estimation professional; software developer; requirements engineer or system analyst; business management, computing or information science student or academic? Then join UKSMA today!
Membership of UKSMA is free. See the MEMBERS page for details and registration.
There are two classes of membership: Associate (free and open to all) and Full membership (awarded by the UKSMA board).
The board (alias Management Committee) is elected by Full members and has responsibility for managing UKSMA activities.
To encourage, promote and improve software measurement and metrics practices
within the software community.
· Providing a forum for the exchange of software measurement and analysis ideas
· Collaborating with other software metrics organisations
· Arranging conferences, tutorials, discussion forums and special interest groups
· Arranging exams for for Mk2 FPA and COSMIC certfication
· Promotion of advances in software measurement and analysis
· Supporting the development of software metrics standards and certifications
The Base Functional Components that are measured are expressed in terms that people from all backgrounds understand, particularly the business users (or purchasers) of the software. A well-documented measurement provides a valuable resource in the management of the software during its full lifecycle.
The methods supported by UKSMA aim to conform to the International Standard 14143-1:1998 which defines the characteristics of FSM methods. All these methods are well on the way to becoming international standards in their own right. UKSMA has supported this work by part-financing participation in ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 WG12, the international working group that meets twice per year, and works in the interim via email on the standardisation of FSM Methods and practices.
Members of UKSMA have participated in the development of all these methods, participating in the Counting Practices Committee of IFPUG, the Core Development Team for COSMIC-FFP, and through UKSMA’s Metrics Practices Committee, management of the Mk2 method for which it is the controlling body.
UKSMA is incorporated in the UK as a company limited by guarantee. The company name is UKFPUG Ltd and the registration number is 2779200.
Website Maintained on behalf of UKSMA by Dr Kristina Masuwa-Morgan (Canterbury Christ Church University) Content Copyright (c) 2010, UKSMA. All rights reserved
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