Accession Number : ADA296801

Title :   A DoD Software Measurement Pilot: Applying the SEl Core Measures.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Rozum, James A. ; Florac, William A.

PDF Url : ADA296801

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : In January 1992, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) was requested to make recommendations for a basic set of software measurements to support the software measurement initiative under the software action plan (SWAP) sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) software technology strategy. The recommendations, published in September 1992, included materials and guidelines for a set of basic measures (size, effort, schedule, and quality) that were intended to help the DoD plan, monitor, and manage its internal and contracted software projects (Carleton). In the fall of 1992, a policy memorandum addressing software measurement for information management (IM) was proposed as a key element for improvement of software development and maintenance within the DoD. Although the policy memorandum had not been issued, the Defense Information Systems Agency, Center for Software (DlSA/CFSW) was tasked to conduct a pilot study on the core measures. The DlSA/CFSW sponsored and managed the software measurement pilot. The purpose of the pilot program was to gain an understanding of the key issues that need to be resolved before a DoD-wide metrics program is initiated. Specifically, the intent was to use the lessons learned from the pilot to help develop a set of software measurement program guidelines for the DoD. (KAR) P. 10

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *MEASUREMENT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LESSONS LEARNED, STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INSTRUCTIONS, PILOT STUDIES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE