Title: An estimation technique in agile archetype using story points and function point analysis

Authors: Saru Dhir; Deepak Kumar; V.B. Singh

Addresses: Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector-125, Noida – 201313 (U.P.), India ' Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector-125, Noida – 201313 (U.P.), India ' Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi, Netaji Nagar, New Delhi – 110023, India

Abstract: Agile approach is responsible to bring out the high quality of deliverable in a shorter period. It has been observed that existing development methods do not focus on the early stages of estimation of size, cost, effort and time due to uncertainty in requirements. In this paper, an estimation model using agile methodologies has been proposed, so that a development process can be estimated from the initial stage to the delivery of the project. This paper also proposes a new algorithmic approach and is compared with an existing algorithmic approach. Further, this paper discusses the implementation of a project according to the proposed estimation model and new algorithmic approach. At the end of the paper, a comparison between existing and proposed model, strengths and its implications of proposed model have been discussed.

Keywords: feed forward; feed backward; agile methodology; software estimation; story point; function point analysis; FPA; life cycle cost; LCC; value adjustment factor; VAF.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2017.086933

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2017 Vol.7 No.4, pp.518 - 539

Received: 11 Dec 2015
Accepted: 04 Mar 2016

Published online: 04 Aug 2017 *

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