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Technical Report

Establishing a Software Measurement Process

  • July 1993
  • By Donald R. McAndrews
  • This 1993 report presents guidelines for establishing a measurement process as part of an organization's overall software process.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    This report presents guidelines for establishing a measurement process as part of an organization's overall software process. Methods are suggested that can be used to design a repeatable measurement process that is focused on goal setting, data analysis, and decision making rather than on just data collection and numbers. Examples are included to illustrate these methods in the context of some common software process management issues involving basic measures of size, effort, and schedule. This report also suggests some steps for starting a measurement program. These steps focus on identifying an organizational strategy for improvement and designing a process for measurement to support this strategy.

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SEI

McAndrews, Donald. Establishing a Software Measurement Process (CMU/SEI-93-TR-016 ). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11917

IEEE

McAndrews. Donald, "Establishing a Software Measurement Process," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-93-TR-016 , 1993. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11917

APA

McAndrews, Donald. (1993). Establishing a Software Measurement Process (CMU/SEI-93-TR-016 ). Retrieved December 22, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11917

CHI

Donald McAndrews. Establishing a Software Measurement Process (CMU/SEI-93-TR-016 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11917

MLA

McAndrews, Donald. 1993. Establishing a Software Measurement Process (Technical Report CMU/SEI-93-TR-016 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11917