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Case Study: A Measurement Program for Product Lines

May 2004 Technical Note
Sholom G. Cohen, David Zubrow, Ed Dunn (Naval Undersea Warfare Center)

This report documents NUWC's approach for measurement by describing the Goal-Driven Software Measurement approach and providing early results of the measurement program.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2004-TN-023

Abstract

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport Ranges, Engineering, and Analysis Department applied product line practices in the development of systems for the U.S. Navy test ranges it supports. To gauge the success of its product line effort, NUWC must be able to measure the effectiveness of the product line approach compared to more traditional development approaches. To do this, NUWC established a software measurement team to develop and monitor a measurement program. The team includes representatives from programs using the NUWC core asset base, RangeWare. Four projects are currently contributing to the measurement program. This report documents NUWC's approach for measurement by describing the Goal-Driven Software Measurement approach adopted by the test range product line effort and by providing early results of the measurement program.