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Software metrics : establishing a company-wide program

Author: Robert B Grady; Deborah L Caswell
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Grad level courses in software engineering, software development and software metrics. Explains what metrics are and when they are useful. Most detailed study of a metrics program ever done.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grady, Robert B., 1943-
Software metrics.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1987
(OCoLC)988081162
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Grady; Deborah L Caswell
ISBN: 0138218447 9780138218447
OCLC Number: 15163049
Description: xv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Measuring the Beginning --
A Productivity Framework --
What Are Software Metrics? --
Company Background --
The Role of Task Forces --
Gathering Support --
A Process Focus --
Seeking Quality --
Measuring Overall Effectiveness --
The Strategy --
Steps to Success --
Initial Data and Research --
Productivity --
Quality --
Predictability --
Environmental Factors --
Product Requirements and Development Environment Characteristics --
Establishing Standards --
Creation of the HP Software Metrics Council --
First Meeting Objective --
Literature Survey --
Explanation of the HP Metrics --
Creating Your Own Metric Standards --
How the Forms Are Used --
The Selling of Metrics --
Identification of the Customer --
Development of a Sales Strategy --
Sales Pitch --
The Human Element --
Wanting to Measure People --
Metrics in a Unifying Role --
Metrics at an Individual Level --
Bring on the Lawyers --
Change and Transition --
The Need for Tools --
Metrics Worth Collecting --
Secondary Metric Needs --
Help with Presentation and Analysis --
Some Early Success Stories --
Defects After Product Release --
Process Improvements --
A Company-Wide Database --
An Initial Software Metrics Database --
The Next Attempt --
Using the Database at the Project Level --
Using Known Data to Check (and Possibly Help Determine) Project Estimates --
Database Use at the Division Level --
Initial Views of the Database --
Reflections on the Meaningfulness of Data --
Validity of the Data --
Statistical Significance --
Managing from the Right Data. Comparing Data Across the Industry --
Graphs for Top-Level Management --
De facto Standards --
Planned Standards --
A Training Program --
An Initial Attempt --
The Revised Objective --
Testing the Waters --
Class Description --
Successes --
The Care and Feeding of a Metrics Program --
The HP Software Metrics Council --
Issues a Council Might Address --
Twenty-Twenty Hindsight --
Why Should Anyone Want to Start a Metrics Program? --
Would We Do It Over Again? --
What Would We Do Differently? --
How Far Along Are We? --
A Detailed Software Development Process Description --
Definition of the Problem --
Management of Complexity --
A High-Level Process Description --
The Role of Tools --
The "New" Role of the Software Project Manager --
The Investigation Responsibilities --
The Development Responsibilities --
A Decision Support Approach --
The Final Conclusion --
The Advantages --
One Last Word --
Definitions of Metrics Used in HP --
Primitive Metrics --
Computed Metrics --
Other Important Definitions --
The Evolution of HP's Software Metrics Forms --
First Release --
Second Release --
Third Release --
General Reference --
Size --
Defects --
Complexity --
Style Analysis --
Design Metrics --
Maintenance --
Documentation --
Estimation --
People Factors --
Miscellaneous --
Complete Alphabetic Listing.
Responsibility: Robert B. Grady, Deborah L. Caswell.

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