Accession Number : ADA133727

Title :   A Study of Programmer Productivity Metrics for Fleet Material Support Office (FMSO).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Hughes,Gary Jack

PDF Url : ADA133727

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The demand for software programs is increasing at an ever faster pace than supply. As a result, software has become the most expensive part of a computer system's life cycle costs. Accordingly, software development efficiency has become a major managerial concern. This paper discusses the software development process within the context of the production function. It presents a comparison of various productivity models that are currently being discussed in the literature and a test of selected models. This paper is part of a group of papers which together provide recommendations to the Fleet Material Support Office (FMSO) to enhance its software development organization. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programming, *Programmers, *Productivity, *Work measurement, *Logistics support, Computer programs, User needs, Life cycle costs, Production, Efficiency, Management, Computers, Performance(Engineering), Performance(Human), Test methods, Maintenance, Systems analysis, Predictions, Mathematical models, Naval research, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE