An introduction to our example

Okay, we've given you some background information and theory. The best thing to do now is to jump into the process of counting a sample application.

To demonstrate how the FP process works, we're going to use a sample application that we will create. The application is named "FPTracker", and as its name implies, it's a tool that you can use when you perform FP counts on other applications. Of course this is an example application. We encourage you to use a major tool like "Function Point Modeler" for your daily work. As output, it provides some convenient reports and an analysis of the data to help keep you from making errors in your counts.

The FPTracker application consists of the following primary process areas:

For the purposes of our example, we're only going to cover a subset of the application. In a few moments you'll learn more about the FPTracker application by seeing the data it stores, the screens it offers, and two output reports it provides.