Validation Information in the Mexican Reference Database Using the ISBSG Database – Francisco Valdés-Souto
In Mexico, the use of functional size measurement is promoted using COSMIC standards. COSMIC is a Mexican Standard (NMX-I-19761). It has three qualifiers defined by the Mexican Association of Software Metrics (AMMS):
- BASIC – international standards that allow the generation of derived metrics in the future.
- TRANSVERSAL – serves all economic and software development roles to perform their functions (development, test, D&A, self-management, etc.) and transactions (buying and selling, bids, using, etc.).
- TRANSCENDENT – allows comparison over time (forward and backward) and through different practices and changing technologies.
The AMMS created a reference database for the Mexican Software Development Industry. Projects were sized using EPCU approximation approach. It contained project effort, cost and size.
This conference presents an analysis and comparison of some of the results obtained with the AMMS database and the studies carried out by ISBSG.
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