Please note: As said before, no worries if you get a different answer. Even if you're calculating it wrong, just as long as you do that consistently (meaning: you have your own approach to counting CFSU's) Cosmic will still be useful to
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This is the first time I' ve known the COSMICON organization. Thanks for your sharing the extremely great article.
Hi Margriet Bruggeman.
I actually don't fully understand CFSU. How can an effort be defined 1 CFSU? Which factors do you consider? Is there any documentation covering basically CFSU?
Well, you're certainly not supposed to know the ins and outs of COSMIC based on this sole Wiki page. What is does explain is that an effort is broken down in 4 types of data movements (such as reading a group of data from a database). Each data movement equals to 1 CFSU. If you search for "cosmic ffp tutorial" you'll find a lot more resources.
To further clarify: each data movement equals to 1 CFSU by definition. It's not possible that a single data movement costs more or less than 1 CFSU.
Very nice and valueable article.
You can always use experience to determine the level of effort, time and cost required. That and a strict and disciplined structure for managing both the technical teams and more importantly, the business.