Applied Software Measurement

Global Analysis of Productivity and Quality

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Date

April 11, 2008

Format

Paperback, 662 pages

ISBN

0071502440 / 9780071502443

$

Your Price

85.00



Overview


Main description

Effectively forecast, manage, and control software across the entire project lifecycle

Accurately size, estimate, and administer software projects with real-world guidance from an industry expert. Fully updated to cover the latest tools and techniques, Applied Software Measurement, Third Edition details how to deploy a cost-effective and pragmatic analysis strategy. You will learn how to use function points and baselines, implement benchmarks and tracking systems, and perform efficiency tests. Full coverage of the latest regulations, metrics, and standards is included.

  • Measure performance at the requirements, coding, testing, and installation phases
  • Set function points for efficiency, cost, market share, and customer satisfaction
  • Analyze quality and productivity using assessments, benchmarks, and baselines
  • Design and manage project cost, defect, and quality tracking systems
  • Use object-oriented, reusable component, Agile, CMM, and XP methods
  • Assess defect removal efficiency using unit tests and multistage test suites


Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The History and Evolution of Software Metrics
Chapter 3. United States Averages for Software Productivity and Quality
Chapter 4. The Mechanics of Measurement: Building a Baseline
Chapter 5. Measuring Software Quality and User Satisfaction
Chapter 6. Measurements, Metrics, and Industry Leadership
Chapter 7. Summary of Problems in Software Measurement
Appendix: Rules for Counting Procedural Source Code
Index


Author comments

Capers Jones is a renowned author, consultant, and speaker. He was the founder and chairman of Software Productivity Research (SPR), where he retains the title of Chief Scientist Emeritus. Jones is the author of Estimating Software Costs, Second Edition.





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