Defining Metrics for Ada Software Development Projects,
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK
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Different metrics are useful for different purposes and at different times in the life cycle of a software development project. For example, project managers need measures to predict resources and schedules, to track costs and to locate potential problem areas. These needs differ from those of a customer or end user who would like some measure of the reliability of the system and proof of the thoroughness of the testing that has been done. Still different are the needs of a programmer who would benefit from feedback about the complexity of a just-compiled module. The problem of defining a unified set of metrics is not simple and straightforward. This paper will describe the software project selected, the data collection effort and the candidate metrics that are being considered.
- Computer Programming and Software