Accession Number : ADA313946

Title :   Goal-Driven Software Measurement. A Guidebook.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Park, Robert E. ; Goethert, Wolfhart B. ; Florac, William A.

PDF Url : ADA313946

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : In this report the first chapter explains the purpose of the guidebook and identifies the intended audience. Chapter 2 reviews some of the foundations of software measurement. It introduces important terms and concepts that are used in Chapters 3 and 4. Chapter 3 gives an overview of the goal-driven measurement process. It introduces the concept of mental models and illustrates the roles that mental models play in providing insights and focus for the process steps that follow. Chapter 4 contains the heart of the guidebook. The materials in this chapter are presented as a sequence of tutorials, each supported by examples, exercises, and worksheets. Many of the materials were developed originally for a three-day course which we teach at the Software Engineering Institute and for sponsoring organizations (SEl 96). The order of presentation in this guidebook follows that of our classroom delivery. Chapter 5 briefly summarizes some important recommendations that we have collected from organizations that have implemented software measurement activities. Chapter 6 closes the loop by relating the goal-driven measurement process back to elements that are inherent in the basic structure of any business management process. Appendices A and B contain instructions, worksheets, and forms that you can reproduce and use as you and your teams plan and execute your own measurement activities.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *MEASUREMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DELIVERY, COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, SCHOOLS, MODELS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), HANDBOOKS, MENTAL ABILITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE