IFPUG Releases Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP) Assessment Practices Manual 2.0

IFPUG Releases Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP) Assessment Practices Manual 2.0 for Improved Software Development

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, January 28, 2013 – The International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) is pleased to announce the release of the Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP) Assessment Practices Manual 2.0 under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. IFPUG is the first international functional sizing standards organization to release a new standard under the Creative Commons License.

The SNAP provides organizations and projects a means to develop a quantifiable measure for the non-functional requirements (NFR). By sizing non-functional requirements software development can planned, evaluated and managed better; saving organizations time and money. The SNAP standard provides organizations using IFPUG measures with a unique competitive advantage to those using other software sizing methods which do not account for non-functional software size.

Sizing this component of project work will allow organizations to build historical data repositories that can be referenced to assist in decision making for the technical and/or quality aspects of application Assessment Practices.

According to Joseph Schofield, President of IFPUG, "SNAP provides the software development and enhancement market with a potentially game changing mechanism to radically improve estimation and planning. The new version we are releasing under a Creative Commons License transitions the method from theoretical to eminently practical and shows our commitment to enhancing practices in the software industry."

For more information, visit www.ifpug.org.

About IFPUG
The International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG), a non-profit, volunteer organization, maintains the rules and procedures for calculating Function Points and the Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP). The definitions, available from IFPUG, are documented in the Function Point Counting Practices Manual. IFPUG, the premier software measurement organization, promotes and encourages the effective management of software development and maintenance activities through the use of Function Point Analysis and other software measurement techniques. IFPUG conferences, workshops and membership provide a forum for networking, education and information exchange that encourages the use of software product and process metrics. The IFPUG website is www.ifpug.org.

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