Accession Number : ADA266889


Title :   Army Software Test and Evaluation Panel (STEP) Software Metrics Initiatives Report


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Betz, Henry P ; O'Neill, Patrick J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266889.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : This report documents the efforts and portrays the findings and recommendations of the Army Software Test and Evaluation Panel (STEP) Subgroup on measures. The final recommendations include the mandatory use of a minimum, common set of software metrics in order to better measure and manage software development from the test and evaluation perspective. This set of measures should be used to help determine whether the system under consideration has demonstrated the necessary functionality, maturity, and readiness to proceed to the next stage of development or testing. This set of metrics is a minimum set; other metrics of specific interest to a certain agency or point of view can and should be collected if desired. Of course, there are many characteristics of the software that need to be evaluated for quality and conformance but do not lend themselves to measurement. These quality factors remain important to any evaluation of software. Metrics are simply one element of a set of tools that should be used in a software evaluation


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION , TEST AND EVALUATION , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , MEASUREMENT , METRIC SYSTEM , ARMY RESEARCH , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE