New Course: COSMIC Exam Preparation




This course aims to prepare for the COSMIC Exam Certification. It offers the conditions and coaching for success:

  • Present COSMIC Certification Entry-Level (CCFL).
  • Provide feedback, tips and guidelines for the exam.
  • Offer a review of concepts, rules, definitions, measurement procedures and practices according to the COSMIC Measurement Manual.
  • Help with time management and identifying knowledge gaps.
  • Provides computer-based exam simulation.

It does not replace individual preparation for the test but supports and complements it. Participation in thiscourse does not guarantee a passing grade for the exam. Student involvement is essential to the success. The instructor will be available throughout the course. It offers much more than a set of exam simulations. The exam preparation is not just doing exam simulation. Through the support of mentors, a specific guidance according to the student performance is provided.


Once again FATTO is part of the IFPUG magazine: Metric Views


FATTO and its consultants are present in the Latest Edition of MetricViews through the publication of two articles. The specialized services provided to each customer are our differentiated skills. The experience and satisfaction we offer in each case are considered market benchmarks designed to fulfill the expectations of each professional and business.


We invite you to read our two articles "Function Points as a tool for the Appraisal of Software" and "Measuring Productivity of a Software Team" and enjoy this edition.


"Function Points as a tool for the Appraisal of Software" 





"Measuring Productivity of a Software Team"


Ten Fundamental Questions about Function Point Analysis


These are the ten most frequently asked questions about Function Point Analysis in our trainings, workshops and consulting services. 


1. What is Function Point Analysis? What is A Function Point?

2. Who created Function Points Analysis? Why it was created?

3. Is the Function Point Analysis technique owned by some company?

4. What are Function Point Analysis benefits?

5. Is it necessary to be a software developer to do Function Point Analysis?

6. Who uses Function Point Analysis in the world?

7. What tools are suitable for support and/or to automate the use of FPA?

8. Why automatic tools cannot correctly count function points?

9. What kind of software can be measured by Function Points?

10. Is it possible to use FPA in a project using agile methodology?


You can find their answers in the following article. It was published on the Latest Online Edition of MetricViews. 



The article can be downloaded as a PDF here



Software Development and Maintenance Outsourcing - How to manage without supervision?



“How much do you agree with the following statement?”


When we work under the software factory regime, it’s important to not simply adopt the function point as a production measurement unit, yet also establish criteria that make the suppliers share the same interests with the clients in terms of productivity and quality. The supervision does not mean the interests will be shared, it means that the supplier will behave… When and if someone is supervising them.



We invite you to read the following article. We want to know what you think, because your opinion matters to us. 



Software Development and Maintenance Outsourcing - How to manage without supervision?