IFPUG Releases SNAP Assessment Practices Manual 2.0

International functional sizing standards organization’s standard to improve software development

Princeton Junction, N.J.Feb. 8, 2013—The International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG), an international functional sizing standards organization, released the Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP) Assessment Practices Manual 2.0 under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

“SNAP provides the software development and enhancement market with a potentially game changing mechanism to radically improve estimation and planning,” explained Joseph Schofield, President of IFPUG. “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.”

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.