Accession Number:

ADA209344

Title:

Evaluation of Sofware Measurement Processes and Software Measurement Support

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 5 Dec 1988-3 May 1989

Corporate Author:

ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

This report presents an evaluation of current software measurement processes and software measurement support tools. The applicability and requirements for the use of these tools to SDS software development were identified. The evaluation was performed in following steps 1 collection of extensive metrics data from industry, Government and academic sources, 2 evaluation and analysis of the collected information for specific relevancy within Strategic Defense Initiative Organizations software domain applications, 3 review of tools databases and product information literature to identify potential metrics tools applicable to SDS Software support, and 4 identification of deficiencies or domain limitations of existing methods and and models. The results of our review of available and ongoing metrics program reveal that a metrics methodology is needed for the effective use of metrics and each major system, developmentacquisition must develop and tailor its own metrics program. There is a need to emphasize predictive measurands in the earlier phases of the life cycle.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE