Accession Number:

ADA160202

Title:

Quantitative Evaluation of Software Methodology.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE