|RSM produces source code estimation factors which are derived
from the actual metrics of the project. These metrics can be used
to generate Estimates to Complete (ETC) for the project or to provide size
estimates for other projects. These estimation factors include size
metrics and function metrics. It is extremely difficult to conceive
all the parameters for function point estimation such as the number of function
user interfaces and sources of input. RSM estimation factors derive
conceivable numbers for both size and function attribution based upon either
LOC, eLOC or lLOC.
Estimated 537 functions
RSM Factor of 134 eLOC per function = 71,958 eLOC.
Using 0.5 labor hours per eLOC = 35,979 Labor Hours
Based upon $45 / Labor Hours = $1.6 Million
RSM reports many estimation factors based on the actual work performed and it is up to
the end user to determine which factor applies to their project.