Introduction to the ProjectCodeMeter softwareProjectCodeMeter is
a professional software tool for project managers to measure and
estimate the Time, Cost, Complexity, Quality and Maintainability of software projects as well as Development Team Productivity by
analyzing their source code. By using a modern software sizing algorithm called Weighted Micro Function Points (WMFP) a successor to solid ancestor scientific methods as COCOMO, Cyclomatic Complexity, and Halstead Complexity. It
gives more accurate results than
traditional software sizing tools, while being faster and simpler to
configure. By using ProjectCodeMeter a project manager can
get insight into a software source code development within
hours of browsing through the code.
Software Development Cost Estimation
ProjectCodeMeter measures development effort done in applying a project design into code (by an average programmer),
including: coding, debugging, nominal code refactoring and revision, testing,
and bug fixing. In
essence, the software is aimed at answering the question "How long would it
take for an average programmer to create this software?"
which is the key question in putting a price tag for a software
development effort, rather than the development time it took your particular
programmer in you particular office environment, which may not reflect the price a
client may get from a less/more efficient competitor, this is where a
solid statistical model comes in, the APPW
which derives its data from study of traditional cost models, as well
as numerous new study cases factoring for modern software development
Software Development Cost Prediction
ProjectCodeMeter enables predicting the time and cost it will take to develop a
software, by using a feature analogous to the project you wish to
create. This analogy based cost estimation model is based
on the premise that it requires less expertise and experience to
select a project with similar functionality, than to accurately answer
numerous questions rating project attributes (cost drivers), as in traditional cost
estimation models such as COCOMO, and COSYSMO.
producing a price quote for implementing a future project, the desired
cost estimation is the cost of that implementation by an average
programmer, as this is the closest estimation to the price quote
your competitors are offering.
Software Development Productivity Evaluation
your development team productivity is a major factor in management
decision making, influencing many aspects of project management,
including: role assignments, target product price tag, schedule
and budget planning, evaluating market competitiveness, and evaluating the
cost-effectiveness of outsourcing. ProjectCodeMeter
allows a project manager to closely follow the project source code
progress within minutes, getting an immediate indication if development productivity drops. ProjectCodeMeter enables actively monitoring the progress of software
development, by adding up multiple analysis measurement results (called
milestones). The result is automatically compared to the Project Time Span, and the APPW
statistical model of an average development team, and (if available) the Actual Time, Producing a productivity percentage value for rating your team performance.
The time measurement produced by ProjectCodeMeter
gives a standard, objective, reproducible, and comparable value for
evaluating software size, even in cases where two software source codes
contain the same line count (SLOC), since WMFP takes source code complexity into account.
Code Quality Inspection
The code metrics produced by ProjectCodeMeter give
an indication to some basic and essential source code qualities that
affect maintainability, reuse and peer review. ProjectCodeMeter also
shows textual notices if any of these metrics indicate a problem.
Wide Programming Language Support
supports many programming languages, including C, C++, C#, Java,
UnrealEngine, and PHP. see a complete list of supported file types.
See the Quick Getting Started Guide for a basic workflow of using ProjectCodeMeter.