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A brief history

The following table shows a brief history of function points, beginning with the introduction of the concept by Alan Albrecht in 1979.

1979 FPs introduced by Alan Albrecht
1984 First FP guidelines
1986 First IFPUG Board of Directors
1994 CPM Release 4.0
2003 ISO standard

Table 1: A brief history of Function Point Analysis