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The State of Software Measurement Practice: Results of 2006 Survey

Abstract

In February 2006, the Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis Initiative at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) conducted the first in a series of yearly studies to gauge the state of the practice in software measurement. To conduct this study, a structured, self-administered survey consisting of 17 questions was distributed to a random sample of software practitioners who had contacted the SEI during 2004 and 2005. 

The results of this study, which are revealed in this technical report, offer these benefits: they can be used to indicate (1) what measurement definition and implementation approaches are being adopted and used by the community, (2) the most prevalent types of measures being used by organizations that develop or acquire software, and (3) what behaviors are preventing the effective use of measurement (so that these barriers can be addressed). In addition, when the studies are conducted on a periodic basis, the results can indicate trends over time.

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SEI

Kasunic, Mark. The State of Software Measurement Practice: Results of 2006 Survey (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-009). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8095

IEEE

Kasunic. Mark, "The State of Software Measurement Practice: Results of 2006 Survey," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-009, 2006. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8095

APA

Kasunic, Mark. (2006). The State of Software Measurement Practice: Results of 2006 Survey (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-009). Retrieved November 23, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8095

CHI

Mark Kasunic. The State of Software Measurement Practice: Results of 2006 Survey (CMU/SEI-2006-TR-009). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8095

MLA

Kasunic, Mark. 2006. The State of Software Measurement Practice: Results of 2006 Survey (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TR-009). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8095