Shawn Presson


Shawn Presson

Shawn Presson has written software, led systems development projects, and guided organizations in improving their way of working. After 30 years in the IT industry, his primary driver is that he loves to remove impediments, hating to see good people set up to fail. Not a purist around any given tool set, Shawn works with agile methods and conventional models based on empirical evidence of what works for a given organization.

Mr. Presson is a certified instructor of the official Introduction to the CMMI for Development course, holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate, is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and IC Agile Professional.

Business Results Through CMMI

Use FPA to improve Agile project management

Many organizations started to use agile / iterative approach.
Can these projects use traditional Function Point Analysis (FPA) to estimate, plan and monitor ?
How can we adopt the FP method in these agile projects ?
How does it help in the quality improvement at the project level ?
This case study, based on a project in Hangzhou, China in 2017, covers:
- Project FP estimation
- Planning and monitoring of each iteration: functions to deliver, quality
- How to improve quality by iterations through: programming best practices, and programmers and testers as a team
Real story is often not perfect.
You will also find some useful Lessons Learned as tips to your next agile project.


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