1 Use case = 10 function points. This simple formula brings Function Point Analysis (FPA) to the estimation phase of a software project and takes emotion and politics out of the estimates. Sounds too good to be true, right? Believe it or not, but measurements show that the FPA estimates are within 5% of the actual spent effort. Together with Festa Engine's productivity of 3 hours per function point, project planning becomes a child's game. FPA, being a standardized software measurement method, can be verified by 3rd parties. This delivers ultimate transparency to your customer.
Tracking of FPs Gives Ultimate Visibility
It is not bold to state that most engineers do not like reporting on their activities. Experience taught them that the more detailed the reporting, the less useful it turned out to be. Festa SAAS made progress reporting as easy as possible. In less than a minute, by just a few finger taps, engineers can report their progress. By providing your customer with view access to the project, he can instantly get a grasp on the developments of your projects. Since Festa SAAS is hosted in the cloud, all stakeholders have all information available around the clock and around the globe.
One of the principles behind agile development is the welcoming of change. We do not like to freeze scope, even not for 2 to 4 weeks. Festa SAAS contains a dedicated Change Request (CR) module that separates the CR workflow from the project plan. The impact analysis is entirely based on FPA, providing you and your customer detailed insight of the CR impact. The MDA principles of Festa Engine ensures that changes will not disrupt the quality of your software. That is why we are not afraid to accept changes up to a few days before 'going live'. We call this the concept of 'Continuous Change'.
The Android app covers a subset of the Festa SAAS web application: https://demo.festa-factory.com/saas/FestaSaas.html
1. View project plans of active projects;
2. Report progress;
3. View management reports/charts.