In this talk Colin Hammond raises the importance of using the best foundation metric on software endeavours. He explains why size is the most important aspect to measure and why the ISO standard, COSMIC Function Points is the best metric to use. Using this as the base, other metrics for cost, productivity, schedule adherence, quality and resources can all be reliably derived, resulting in more reliable estimates and better project control.
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Colin Hammond has over 30 years of experience leading software development projects and portfolios for many leading organisations throughout the UK. His focus on using proven and trustworthy project metrics inspired him to create ScopeMaster®, the world's first tool that analyses software requirements (using Natural Language Processing) in order to perform size measurement and Q.A. simultaneously. Colin is an innovator and now CEO of ScopeMaster Ltd.