Quantitative Evaluation of Software Methodology.
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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This paper presented a paradigm for evaluating software development methods and tools. The basic idea is to generate a set of goals which are defined into quantifiable questions which specify metrics to be collected on the software development and maintenance process and product. These metrics can be used to characterize, evaluate, predict and motivate. They can be used in an active as well as passive way by learning from analyzing the data and improving the methods and tools based upon what is learned from that analysis. Several examples were given representing each of the different approaches to evaluation. Additional keywords Software measurement Data acquisition Models. Author
- Computer Programming and Software