Accession Number:

ADA467303

Title:

A Correlation Between Quality Management Metrics and Technical Performance Measurement

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

The quality of software management has an affect on the degree of success or failure of a software development program, this statement has been argued successfully by Martin J. Machniak in his thesis Development of a Quality Management Metric QMM Measuring Software Program Management Quality. The QMM metrics can be used both to characterize the quality of software management and provide a template for improving software management performance. Technical Performance Measurement TPM in the most basic form is a plan of expected technical achievement in which the actual progress is compared with periodic measurements. However, the difference between the plan and the actual measures is a technical variance which can be considered good or bad, depending on the level of tolerance given in the requirements. TPM is breaking new ground in the development of various techniques for TPM where planning is integrated with cost, schedule, and program impact assessment. The author administered the QMM questionnaire to measure the perceptions of program managers that have the responsibility for software development programs within the U.S. Army. The author then gathered TPM data using an informal verification and validation of the same programs used for the QMM questionnaire, and compared the results and found an inconclusive correlation between them.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Operations Research
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE