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The Usefulness of Function Point Analysis in Estimating Projects Cost, Managing change of Scope and defining functional requirements of a Software. by P. O. Odion and 2E. A. Onibere Volume 22 (November, 2012), pp 281 – 284
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This paper presents an in-depth look at the usefulness of using Function Point analysis in estimating software cost in replacement of traditional Source Lines of Code (SLOC) -based model. Besides, it shows the applicability of the Function Point in defining the functional requirements of developing Software and determining its scope. The paper also comments on the advantages and disadvantages of both Function Point and SLOC.

Keywords: Usefulness, Function Point Analysis, Source Lines of Code, Estimating Projects Cost, Managing change of Scope, functional requirements.