Mutual Dependency of Function Points and Scope Creep towards the Success of Software Projects: An Investigation

  • K. Lakshmi Madhuri
  • V. Suma
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 249)


The Project Management strategies in the current corporate scenario are not helping towards successful project management. Project scope is one of the major project management knowledge areas in software industries. However, with existing techniques of project management, it is yet a challenge to effectively manage the scope creep. However, function point analysis is deemed to be one of the popular factors that modulate the project management. This paper therefore aims at analysing the impact of scope creep in terms of function points towards realization of project success. Projects from two widely developed domains namely ERP and Financial are studied to comprehend above said aim. The investigation results indicate existence of transitivity relation between scope creep, function points and project success. This knowledge further enables the project manager to accordingly plan for the generation of expected success level of projects during software development process.


Project Management Scope Creep Function Points Software Engineering Software Quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research and Industry Incubation CentreDayananda Sagar College of EngineeringBangaloreIndia

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