Establishing Qualitative Software Metrics in Department of the Navy Programs
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Software Development is an infant engineering discipline compared with other engineering areas. The ability of programs, Program Managers, and Lead Software Engineers to effectively measure how a program is doing is increasingly difficult based on shifting requirements, resource constraints, familiarity of the development domain, etc. The Department of the Navy is dedicated to provide the highest quality software to its users. In doing, there is a need for a formalized set of Software Quality Metrics. The goal of this paper is to establish the validity of those necessary Quality metrics. In our approach we collected the data of over a dozen programs from previous tests, analyzed current states of the software, derived formulas via weighting to provide necessary results, investigated tool sets to provide the necessary variable data for our formulas and tested the formulas for validity.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems Management and Standards