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SMRe Software Measurement, Reporting and Estimating

SMRe from Q/P Management Group automates software project estimating and the reporting of project performance metrics.

Early in the project lifecycle, SMRe estimates project size, effort, cost, schedule, staffing and defects using either industry standard or user-defined benchmarks.

At project completion, SMRe captures project data, reports project performance and compares that performance against either industry standard or user-defined benchmarks.

 

SMRe has been specifically designed to work with the Function Point WORKBENCH™ in order to share relevant data to aid in the production of software estimates and benchmark reports.

 

Intuitive User Interface

Uses enter their project details via SMRe's intuitive user interface.  Project details include size, effort, cost, schedule, staffing and defects.  Project size can be entered directly or it can be imported from the Function Point WORKBENCH™.

 

Enter project identification details.

 

Configuration and Customisation

SMRe comes preloaded with a full set of standard templates and benchmark data to allow users to immediately begin generating estimates and benchmarking their projects.

 

Enter estimated effort details for each project phase within the current methodology..

 

In addition, SMRe can be configured and customised to support an organisation's specific requirements and software delivery environment.  Configuration and customisation includes:

 

Create new or customise existing methodologies.

 

Configure staffing categories and their cost rates.

 

Project Estimation

Early in the project lifecycle, SMRe estimates project size, effort, cost, schedule, staffing and defects using either industry standard or user-defined benchmarks.

 

Project Size

If available, project size, expressed using IFPUG Function Points, can be entered directly into SMRe or can be easily imported from the Function Point WORKBENCH™.  In cases where project size is not available, either because Function Point Analysis has not yet been completed or because the project's requirements are still to be completed, SMRe's Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Profiles can be used to quickly and easily estimate likely project size.

 

Project Effort, Cost, Schedule, Staffing and Defects

SMRe estimates key metrics for a project based upon a selected software delivery methodology, benchmark data and its Risk Estimate Adjustment Algorithm.  This algorithm incorporates either user-defined or default values for a range of key project drivers.

Remember, SMRe's methodology, benchmark data and estimation algorithm can all use either industry standard or user-defined settings and values.

 

Project Benchmark Reporting and Comparison

At project completion, SMRe captures project data, reports project performance and compares that performance against either industry standard or user-defined benchmarks.

SMRe displays a project performance snapshot.

 

Project performance snapshot and comparison with user-defined benchmarks.

 

SMRe provides the following report types:

 

Project Productivity report for a single project.

 

Lifecycle Chart report for a single project.

 

 

Key Metrics comparison for a selection of projects.

 

Project Quality report for a selection of projects.

 

 

Select projects to be combined and reported upon using Roll-Up Reports.

 

Estimating Accuracy report for a selection of projects combined into one.

 

Exporting to External Applications

All of SMRe's reports can be exported to Microsoft Word or Powerpoint.

 

Function Point WORKBENCH™ Interface

Effective software project estimation and benchmarking rely upon having an clear and accurate measure of software project size.

For SMRe users who are also Function Point WORKBENCH™ users, by far the best and easiest way to enter a project's size is by importing it from the WORKBENCH.  Doing so allows sizing data to be maintained in a single centralised location in the WORKBENCH database and helps ensure that the size used in SMRe is always up to date and can be easily updated if it changes, such as may occur if there are changes to the project's scope.

 

In the Function Point WORKBENCH™, select project Counts for export to SMRe.

 

In SMRe, select Project Counts from the Function Point WORKBENCH™ for import and analysis.

 

Contact CHARISMATEK to find out more about SMRe.

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