Accession Number : ADA259686


Title :   Software Support Measurement and Estimating for Oracle Database Applications Using Mark II Function Points


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Radnov, Steven D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259686.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 150


Abstract : This study investigated the results of measuring software support of Oracle database applications and estimating the effort and schedule required to provide support. Software measurement was accomplished with a variant of the function points metric, called Mark II function points, which is comprised of three weighted parameters, inputs, entities, and outputs. A technique for mapping Mark II function points to Oracle DBMS components was developed, and the size of the software support for each project, per team, was measured by tabulating and weighting the number of inputs, entities, and outputs that are added, changed, and/or deleted. Software support effort was measured in work- hours and schedule in calendar-weeks for given levels of function points. A data collection program was written to assist with tabulating the measurements and also provided an option for sizing the support by analogy. Observations were collected for 12 projects ranging up to 50 function points. The between software support measurement in Mark II function points and the effort or schedule was extensively analyzed for one and two person teams. A relationship determined by regression analysis was shown to be statistically significant for both effort and schedule.


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION , *METRIC SYSTEM , MAINTENANCE , INPUT , OUTPUT , MEASUREMENT , ANALOGIES , PARAMETERS , OBSERVATION , THESES , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , DATA ACQUISITION , MAPPING


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE