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2 Normative references The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. 1 adaptive maintenance modification of a software product, performed after delivery, to keep a software product usable in a changed or changing environment NOTE Adaptive maintenance provides enhancements necessary to accommodate changes in the environment in which a software product must operate.

Add Employee and Update Employee would each be a self-contained process. 49 transactional function elementary process that provides functionality to the user to process data NOTE A transactional function is an External Input, External Output or External Inquiry. 50 user any person or thing that communicates or interacts with the software at any time January 2010 Function Point Counting Practices Manual 7 4 Abbreviated terms Part 1 – FSM EXAMPLES Examples of 'thing' include, but are not limited to, software applications, animals, sensors, or other hardware.

NOTE 2 The purpose of the count determines the counting scope. EXAMPLE 1 The purpose of the count could be to determine the size of a particular software release. EXAMPLE 2 The purpose of the count could be to determine the size of an application as part of the organization's effort to determine the size of its software portfolio. b) identify the type of count, based on the purpose, as one of: 1) a development project function point count; 2) an application function point count; January 2010 Function Point Counting Practices Manual 9 5 Measurement Process 3) Part 1 – FSM an enhancement project function point count, c) determine the counting scope, based on the purpose and type of count, d) determine the boundary of each application within the counting scope, based on the user view, not on technical considerations EXAMPLE 3 If the purpose is to estimate the cost of an enhancement to the Human Resources (HR) and Benefits applications, then: — the type of count is an enhancement project count; — the scope shall include the transactional and data functions added, changed or deleted for both the HR and Benefits applications as well as any conversion requirements for each application; — the user view is that HR and Benefits are different functional areas, and therefore they are separate applications; — a boundary exists between the HR and Benefits applications as well as between each application and user.

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