Accession Number : ADA258279


Title :   Software Effort and Schedule Measurement: A Framework for Counting Staff-Hours and Reporting Schedule Information


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST


Personal Author(s) : Goethert, Wolfhart B ; Bailey, Elizabeth K ; Busby, Mary B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258279.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 129


Abstract : This report contains guidelines for defining, recording, and reporting staff-hours. In it we develop a framework for describing staff-hour definitions, and use that framework to construct operational methods for reducing misunderstandings in measurement results. We show how to employ the framework to resolve conflicting user needs, and we apply the methods to construct specifications for measuring staff-hours. We also address two different but related aspects of schedule measurement. One aspect concerns the dates of project milestones and deliverables, and the second concerns measures of progress. Examples of forms for defining and reporting staff-hour and schedule measurements are illustrated.


Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *SCHEDULING , *WORK MEASUREMENT , *TIME STUDIES , MEASUREMENT , USER NEEDS , SPECIFICATIONS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE