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