Function Point Analysis
One would probably wonder why a metric with such a complicated name is needed since experts developers, architects, requirements engineers etc.), directly involved in the production of information systems, already have their own methods (eg. Expert Judgment) that can estimate, with a margin of error, how long it would take to develop a product or a module / component of a software product. The method has as purpose: analyzing and improving productivity, project estimating, project control, using the method at different times of development phases.
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