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DCG Boasts Largest Number of Certified SNAP Practitioners (CSP) In the U.S. and Europe
DCG’s commitment to SNAP certifications recognizes the importance of the sizing method in successful project delivery.
By: David Consulting Group
The CSP designation recognizes a person’s expertise in the knowledge and application of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) counting rules, as defined in the IFPUG Assessment Practices Manual (APM). The certification is valid for three years.
“Software sizing is unquestionably an industry best practice in terms of managing and controlling successful project delivery,” said Mike Harris, President of David Consulting Group. “However, to be a best practice, it must be implemented rigorously using qualified practitioners. As the industry’s leading independent provider of software sizing, we’re happy to recognize, invest in and promote the importance of the SNAP certification.”
SNAP is complementary to Function Point Analysis (FPA). While FPA measures the functional requirements of software by the sizing the dataflow through an application, SNAP measures the non-functional requirements. Together these methods provide a comprehensive view of the scope of the application.
SNAP counts should only be conducted by certified counters. The IFPUG Certification Committee is responsible for the certification of SNAP practitioners. In order to receive certification, a person must pass the CSP exam with a score of at least 70% in each section and 80% overall. The exam challenges the person’s knowledge of the APM, as well as the person’s ability to apply the definitions and rules contained therein.
More information about David Consulting Group’s SNAP consulting services is available on the company website (http://www.davidconsultinggroup.com/
About David Consulting Group
DCG is a global provider of software analytics, software quality management and Agile development solutions. Since 1994, companies of all sizes who depend on their software have relied on DCG to meet their standards and deliver valuable improvements at the right price. DCG maintains a U.S. corporate office in Malvern, PA, and a European corporate office, DCG-SMS, in Blackpool, UK.