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Software Metrics

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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • SEI Identifier: CMU/SEI-88-CM-012
  • Type: Curriculum Module
  • Description: This 1988 report introduces commonly used software metrics and reviews their use in constructing models of the software development process.

Abstract

Effective management of any process requires quantification, measurement, and modeling. Software metrics provide a quantitative basis for the development and validation of models of the software development process. Metrics can be used to improve software productivity and quality. This module introduces the most commonly used software metrics and reviews their use in constructing models of the software development process. Although current metrics and models are certainly inadequate, a number of organizations are achieving promising results through their use. Results should improve further as we gain additional experience with various metrics and models.

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SEI

Mills, Everald. Software Metrics (CMU/SEI-88-CM-012). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10537

IEEE

Mills. Everald, "Software Metrics," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Curriculum Module CMU/SEI-88-CM-012, 1988. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10537

APA

Mills, Everald. (1988). Software Metrics (CMU/SEI-88-CM-012). Retrieved August 29, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10537

CHI

Everald Mills. Software Metrics (CMU/SEI-88-CM-012). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10537

MLA

Mills, Everald. 1988. Software Metrics (Technical Report CMU/SEI-88-CM-012). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10537