By Capers Jones
Going the place no booklet on software program dimension and metrics has formerly long gone, this critique completely examines a few undesirable dimension practices, detrimental metrics, and large gaps and omissions within the software program literature that forget vital issues in dimension. The ebook covers the main gaps and omissions that have to be crammed if information approximately software program improvement is to be invaluable for comparisons or estimating destiny projects.
Among the worse gaps are leaks in reporting approximately software program improvement efforts that, if now not corrected, can distort facts and make benchmarks virtually lifeless and doubtless even destructive. the most universal leaks is that of unpaid time beyond regulation. software program is a truly labor-intensive profession, and plenty of practitioners paintings very lengthy hours. even if, few businesses truly checklist unpaid additional time. which means software program attempt is underreported by way of round 15%, that's too huge a price to disregard. different assets of leaks comprise the paintings of part-time experts who come and cross as wanted. There are dozens of those experts, and their mixed attempt can best forty five% of overall software program attempt on huge projects.
The publication is helping software program undertaking managers and builders discover mistakes in measurements to allow them to advance significant benchmarks to estimate software program improvement efforts. It examines adaptations in a couple of parts that come with:
- Programming languages
- Development methodology
- Software reuse
- Functional and nonfunctional requirements
- Industry type
- Team dimension and experience
Filled with tables and charts, this booklet is a place to begin for making measurements that replicate present software program improvement practices and realities to reach at significant benchmarks to steer profitable software program tasks.
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