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Software Measurement

Establish - Extract - Evaluate - Execute

By Christof Ebert , Reiner Dumke

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This comprehensive introduction to software measurement offers detail knowledge and experiences about the subject in an easily understood, hands-on presentation. It also provides guidance to all relevant measurement tools and online references.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-5407-1648-8
  • 573 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: July 25, 2007
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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Our world and our society are shaped and increasingly governed by software. Since software is so ubiquitous and embedded in nearly everything we are doing, we need to stay in control. We have to make sure that the systems and their software are running as we intend - or better. Software measurement is the discipline that assures that we stay in control. In this volume, Ebert and Dumke provide a comprehensive introduction to software measurement. They detail knowledge and experiences about software measurement in an easily understood, hands-on presentation. Brief references are embedded from world-renown experts such as Alain Abran, Luigi Buglione, Manfred Bundschuh, David N. Card, Ton Dekkers, Robert L. Glass, David A. Gustafson, Marek Leszak, Peter Liggesmeyer, Andreas Schmietendorf, Harry Sneed, Charles Symons, Ruediger Zarnekow and Horst Zuse. Many examples and case studies are provided from Global 100 companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Atos Origin, Axa, Bosch, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Shell, Siemens and Vector Consulting. This combination of methodologies and applications makes the book ideally suited for both professionals in the software industry and for scientists looking for benchmarks and experiences. Besides the many practical hints and checklists readers will also appreciate the large reference list, which includes links to metrics communities where project experiences are shared. Further information, continuously updated, can also be found on the Web site related to this book: http://metrics.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Making Measurement a Success
  3. Measurement Foundations
  4. Planning the Measurement Process
  5. Performing the Measurement Process
  6. Introducing a Measurement Program
  7. Size and Effort Estimation
  8. Project Management
  9. Defect Removal and Quality Improvement
  10. Measuring Software Systems
  11. Improving Processes and Products
  12. Controlling for IT and Software
  13. Measurement Repositories
  14. Empirical Laws and Rules of Thumb
  15. Communities and Internet Ressources
  16. Glossary
  17. Literature
  18. Index.

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