Execution fo the modules of size

 

There are two types of size modules:

  • Unit of work modules
  • Data base modules

 

Unit of work modules

That module lists and determines the complexity of basic components (UO) enabling to calculate the size of the application to create. The size may be expressed in Function Points or Units of Work that may be customized for each organization.

That module enables to configure as many outputs as desired (Effort, Size, Cost, …). It also enables to configure several weighting coefficients which enable the user to configure the units of works when counting.

That module may provide other outputs thanks to weighting coefficients on the size of each unit of work. The module provides outputs that are the sum of each elements.

The UO list, complexity of UO determination rules and the calculation of the size are recorded in an instance. That instance will then be used in the estimation plan.

 

Instance of a module of unit of work: configuration of the instance

For that module, here is an example of the data that can be displayed in the widgets of the dashboard:

 

Example of a unit of work model (CF Saisie UO) in the dashboard.

How to add a module of unit of work to the estimation plan

You may add a module of unit of work to the estimation plan thanks to the Edit estimation plan button located in the top-right corner of the estimation plan window in the dashboard. Then follow the procedure detailed in this section: Estimation plan.

 

How to execute the counting of the module of size through the dashboard

Once you have added a module of size to the estimation plan, you may access the dashboard thanks to the Results button. Then click on the new module in the estimation plan of the dashboard to open the count window at the bottom of the estimation plan.

Example of a window of a new module of unit of work.

The count with the module of unit of work is done with units of work groups. To start, you must add a group. For your convenience, you may create estimation models including preset groups.

 

How to add a group of units of work to the counting

  1. Click on Add a new group. The following window will come up:

Group creation window.

  1. A group is defined by a name and a description/comment.
  2. Save the specifications to finalize the creation of the group and to be redirected to the dashboard.
  3. The new group is now in the count window on the dashboard:

Example of the module of unit of work (CF Saisie UO) with one group.

Note: Next to the group, new buttons appeared in the count window:

  • New Unit of Work (UOW): to add a unit of work to the group,
  • RAZ: TO reinitialize the calculation with the initial values,
  • Calculate: to execute the calculation and save.

You may display or hide the units ow works of the groups with a click on the name of the group in the window.

 

Manage groups

You may manage the unit of work groups with a click on the Manage groups buttons. That window will display:

Unit of work groups list.

You may:

  • Edit of delete groups thanks to the  icons of the Actions
  • Create a new group from that window with a click on Add a new group.

 

How to add a new unit of work to a group

You may add a new unit of work to a previously created group:

  1. Click on New Unit of Work (UOW). The following window will come up:

Unit of work creation window.

  1. A unit of work is defined by:
  • Name,
  • Description,
  • Unit of work type: IHM, IMP, TRT … (depending on the instance),
  • Unit of work group: previously created group (How to create a group) in the count window to which that unit of work will belong.
  1. Save the specifications of the unit of work to be redirected to the dashboard.

Example of count window presenting one group and one unit of work.

The color of a unit of work line shows if one or several of the results were modified (green, red).

 

How to edit a unit of work from the dashboard

You may edit a unit of work from the dashboard with a click on:

  • The name of the unit of work,
  • The icon in the Actions column of the table.

Some pieces of data may be directly edited in the table:

  • Type: IHM, IMP, TRT,
  • Actions: Créer, modifier, supprimer, dupliquer, redondant, déjà recensé, ignoré,
  • Criteria: to manage the attributes. The color of the “gears” shows if the values are complete or not (green, blue, red, black).
  • Retained: to enter the retained value if necessary (when the modification is authorized).

How to import groups of units of work

You may import groups of units of Excel format with a click on Import.

Note: For the import to be complete, the origin and destination models must come from the same unit of work model instance.

How to export groups of units of work

You may export groups of units of work of Excel format with a click on Export. A file will be automatically uploaded to your computer.

 

How to execute the calculation

Once a group and units of work are created and configured, you may execute the group calculation with a click on Calculate.

Note: You may reinitialize the data of groups thanks to RAZ.

 


 

Models of data base

That size module compares your estimate to a data base of previous similar estimates to determine its size.

That module appears on the dashboard with an interactive interface.

How to add a module of knowledge base of size (capitalization) to the estimation plan

You may add a module of knowledge base of size (capitalization) to the estimation plan thanks to the Edit estimation plan button located in the top-right corner of the estimation plan window in the dashboard. Then follow the detailed instructions of that section: Estimation plan.

 

How to display the module of knowledge base of size (capitalization) in the dashboard

  1. After the addition a module of size to the estimation plan, you may go to the dashboard with a click on Results.
  2. Click on the new module of the estimation plan of the dashboard to open a configuration window which will come up under the window of the estimation plan (Figure 9).
  3. When the that window is activated for the first time, the diagram only shows the estimations from the knowledge base. You will have to compare the estimations from the data base with yours to determine the size of the project and select the most similar project.
  4. Click on the diagram to place your project compared to the others. The diagram represents your estimation (in red) compared to similar estimations (in purple).
  5. Click on Calculate to execute the calculation and save the configuration of the new project.

Example of model of data base.