This website presents an educational framework intended to provide guidelines to university teachers and instructors for teaching software measurement to undergraduate students. Specifically, it offers suggestions regarding relevant assignments and activities that can be exercised to facilitate the students’ learning, including: readings prior class sessions, interactive lectures, exercises, games, an example of a project directives, etc. It also provides important information related to books, websites and other resources useful in software measurement education.


The Measurement Practices Committee is pleased to issue version 4.0.2 of the COSMIC Measurement Manual. This version takes into account MUBs 12 (clarification of ‘functional user’), 13 (clarification of ‘object of interest’ and new rules for identifying them) and 14 (clarification of ‘triggering event’) and several editorial improvements. It introduces no changes in the method’s basic principles. The only changes affect definitions and rules and are all designed to improve ease of understanding and measurement repeatability.
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A full list of all changes from v4.0.1 to v4.0.2 is given in Appendix E.

We hope users of the COSMIC method will find this version easier to understand.
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