Accession Number : ADA291199

Title :   Software Measurement Guidebook, Version 02.01.00.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SOFTWARE PRODUCTIVITY CONSORTIUM HERNDON VA

Personal Author(s) : Cruickshank, R. ; Felber, H. ; Gaffney, J. ; Werling, R.

PDF Url : ADA291199

Report Date : AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 273

Abstract : The software Measurement Guidebook provides practical guidance for the quantitative Support for the management of a software project. It shows how to apply the goal-question-metric (GQM) paradigm to systematically select metrics for purposes of project control and/or process improvement. It presents methods for estimating software size, cost, and development schedule, and for monitoring and evaluating the status of a software project. The guidebook also describes the role of software metrics in raising the capability maturity level of a software development organization. It presents guidance on how to collect and validate metrics data and how to feed back experience data to developers as part of statistical process control. It presents measures of software quality and describes models for estimating and predicting software defects. Also, methods for estimating the impact of code reuse on software cost, schedule, and quality are presented.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *MEASUREMENT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CONTROL, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), MONITORING, COST ESTIMATES, COSTS, CODING, QUALITY, SCHEDULING, FEEDBACK, QUALITY ASSURANCE, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, HANDBOOKS, METRIC SYSTEM.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE