Function Point Analysis Workshop

 
  • Introduction
  • Course Content
  • Date & Venue
  • Faculty Profile
  • Workshop Fees
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Introduction:

More than 50% of software projects fail because of time and cost overrun. Many such failures are traced back to poor estimation. Ad-hoc estimation can not only ruin the successful completion of a project, but also your career as a programmer or a project manager.

Software project estimation is a process of expectation setting that quantifies resource requirements, which are required to accomplish certain goals based upon certain clearly stated assumptions. It comprises of Size, Effort and Schedule estimations.

Function Point Analysis (FPA) proposed by IFPUG (International Function Point Users Group) is an industry leading software estimation technique which is also an ISO standard. Learning and following FPA by IFPUG could save you countless late night stays at office, and also could put you on a fast- track to promotion.

This two days hands-on workshop on FPA would demystify the notions about estimation and equip a software professional to handle the subject of estimation with improved accuracy to tide over the above said negative points.

Why is it so important for software development organization?

Business related:

  • To make an effective project proposal document
  • Basic step towards size, effort and schedule estimation of project management
  • Helps to ensure a right delivery date to the customer
  • Ensures right costing for management for a good profit margin
  • Reduce the project failure rate, thus improving customer satisfaction

Career related:

  • To have expertise in estimation
  • To play pre-sale role effectively
  • This skill would help one to move to the next senior level as early as possible
  • To have job satisfaction
  • To guide and monitor one's subordinates for a better output
  • To complete the project in time with quality
  • To have better understanding about software project management and functionality of the system

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Software Estimation
  • Importance of domain or functional knowledge for right estimation
  • Types of Estimation
    • Size Estimation
    • Effort Estimation
    • Schedule Estimation
  • Function Point Analysis
    • History, Background
    • Benefits of FPA
    • Types of function point count
  • Identifying application boundaries
  • Elementary processes with Examples
  • Data, Records and Files
  • Transactional function Type
    • External Inputs (EI)
    • External Outputs (EO)
    • External Inquiry (EQ)
  • Quiz
  • Identifying Data Element Type (DET))
  • Identifying Record Elementary Type (RET)
  • Data Function Type
    • Internal Logical File (ILF)
    • External Interface File (EIF)
  • Identifying File Type Referenced (FTR)
  • How to count unadjusted function point?
  • Rating of components
  • General System Characteristics(GSC) descriptions
  • Calculation of Value Adjustment Factor(VAF)
  • Calculation of Function Point
  • Quiz
  • Software productivity
    • Productivity Measurement
    • Function Point to Person Months conversion
  • Cost calculation for software development
  • Major case study
    • Identification of Elementary processes
    • Identification of Data elements and Record elements
    • Counting and rating of EI, EO, EQ, ILF and EIF
    • Calculation of VAF for identified GSCs
    • Calculation of Function point
    • Conversion to Person Months
  • Quiz
  • Group case study on mutually agreed topics with participants
    • Presentation of results by various groups.
  • How to prepare a project plan?
    • Resource identification and allocation
    • Efforts distribution for all phases
    • Scheduling of tasks
  • Quiz

Date & Venue:

Date Mode of class Time
Every weekend on-line interactive workshop live virtual classroom 6:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Faculty Profle:

Mr. Wilfred - Software Estimation Using Function Point Analysis Faculty

Wilfred Raju is a management consultant at OptiRisk. His aim is to help organizations improve in their business process performance.

According to his philosophy, improvement comes by identifying business problems/pains, reducing the cycle time of a process/service/product, delight the customers and by aligning the IT investment with business objectives to maximize the ROI, reduce the TCO and increase the net profit of the business.

He has 25 years+(>15 yrs in IT) experience in IT Project/Program delivery management, Product development and Consulting- Business Process Re-engineering, IT Portfolio Rationalization and Six Sigma with a capability to start new Business units/Practices, which can be managed and operated as profitable centres.

He has played roles like Delivery Head, Principal Consultant, Program Manager, Project Manager and EDP/MIS Manager in IT companies such as Mahindra Satyam, NatureSoft and Geosoft and non-IT Companies such as Central Warehousing Corporation. He has expertise in multiple software technologies: - Microsoft, JAVA, Open source, Embedded Systems and ERP. Also, he has hands-on industry exposure in Human Resource Management, Banking, Insurance, Finance, Warehouse & Transport (Logistics) Management; Import & Export Operation; Container Freight Station Management, Auto manufacturing & Port operational processes; Trading, Retail, Shipping Management and Supply Chain Management.

Wilfred has hands-on experience in Function Point Analysis of IFPUG. He has conducted many software estimation workshops using FPA methodology for many IT organizations including Mahindra Satyam and reviewed the charter of functional features of different domains and the counts of Data & Record Elements for the components External Inputs (EI), External Outputs (EO), External Inquiry (EQ), Internal logical files and External interface files. He has devoted 26 pages exclusively for Function Point Analysis estimation in his book - Software Project Management.

Wilfred has worked on development of IT Portfolio Rationalization software. In addition, he has consulted in IT Portfolio Rationalization covering organization structure and business process analysis, IT application and project portfolio assessment, gap identification, recommendation using 4R decision framework along with implementation road map through Business Solutions Framework.

Wilfred has also given business solutions to many Fortune 500 companies, mid and small size enterprises (MSE) like Honda Japan, World Bank, Satyam Computer Services Ltd, Kings Industries, Al Aaj etc. He is a strategic thinker, who has identified, groomed and mentored many next generation leaders who are part of leading multinational business organizations. He has also conducted many Six Sigma, Quality circle, 5S, BPR, IT Portfolio Rationalization, FPA and Project Management training programmes for IT and non IT employees. The case studies created by him have helped to mould many successful business leaders.

Besides, Wilfred is currently writing a book on business solution techniques and tools for successful businesses. In addition, he has authored books on Linux and Software Project Management. He has given a series of talks, conducted workshops and seminars on topics like Effective business solutions, How to recover sick industries, Process & Productivity improvement focusing on ROI, Marketing Strategies, PEST and SWOT Analysis. He has written motivational articles in leading newspapers and magazines. He has also given TV talks on Software Project Management, Linux, and Emerging Technologies.

Workshop Fees:

Workshop fee: Rs. 9,990/- + 12.36% Service Tax

The Registration Fees includes the following: Two Days of Training, Study Material.

Payment Options:

1. Pay by Cheque/DD in favor of "OptiRisk Learning Systems (P) Ltd" payable at Chennai.

Send the cheque / DD to the following address along with the registration details.

OptiRisk Learning Systems (P) Ltd,
N0-12, Ground Floor, 25th Cross Street ,
Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur.
Chennai - 600041
Mob: +91 99400 32166 / Ph: 044 4501 8472 / Mob: +91 98406 18472

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Branch : Valmiki Nagar Branch, Chennai MICR Code: 600002157
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