Estimating using Construx Estimate or IFPUG data
For this tutorial I haven't included estimates from Construx Estimate or IFPUG data, two other tools that I often use. Please read on for a little more information about each of these tools.
I was going to perform this estimate using Construx Estimate, but I've decided to save that for a separate tutorial. I really like the tool, and to cover it adequately will take a fair amount of space. I'll cover this same estimate in a separate tutorial using Estimate, and link to that tutorial when it's available.
At this time I'm living in Alaska, and the data I have from the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) is in a box in Kentucky, so I'll have to come back and finish this portion of the tutorial.
IFPUG produces some wonderful productivity data from hundreds of software development projects around the world. That information can be used in a variety of ways for estimating purposes.