Method Points: towards a metric for method complexity


  • Graham McLeod



method points, metric, complexity, function points, UML


A metric for method complexity is proposed as an aid to choosing between competing methods, as well as in validating the effects of method integration or the products of method engineering work. It is based upon a generic method representation model previously developed by the author and adaptation of concepts used in the popular Function Point metric for system size. The proposed technique is illustrated by comparing two popular I.E. deliverables with counterparts in the object oriented Unified Modeling Language (UML). The paper recommends ways to improve the practical adoption of new methods.


How to Cite

McLeod, G. (1998). Method Points: towards a metric for method complexity. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 6(1).