Software Quality Measurement for Distributed Systems. Volume 2. Guidebook for Software Quality Measurement.
Final technical rept. Oct 80-Mar 83,
BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA
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Software metrics or measurements which are used to indicate and predict levels of software quality were extended from previous research to include considerations for distributed computing systems. Aspects of the products of software life-cycle activities which could affect the quality levels of software, and metrics to measure them, were identified. Two new quality factors, survivability and expendability, were validated. A Guidebook for Software Quality Measurement was produced to aid in setting quality goals, applying metric measurements, and making quality level assessments. New metrics for interoperability and reusability were also included in the guidebook. This volume describes the application of quality metrics to distributed systems and provides guidance for AF acquisition managers. The guidebook provides guidance for specifying and measuring the desired level of quality in a software product.
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