Applied Software Measurement: Global Analysis of Productivity and Quality (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 11, 2008 - Computers - 662 pages
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Effectively forecast, manage, and control software across the entire project lifecycle

Accurately size, estimate, and administer software projects with real-world guidance from an industry expert. Fully updated to cover the latest tools and techniques, Applied Software Measurement, Third Edition details how to deploy a cost-effective and pragmatic analysis strategy. You will learn how to use function points and baselines, implement benchmarks and tracking systems, and perform efficiency tests. Full coverage of the latest regulations, metrics, and standards is included.

  • Measure performance at the requirements, coding, testing, and installation phases
  • Set function points for efficiency, cost, market share, and customer satisfaction
  • Analyze quality and productivity using assessments, benchmarks, and baselines
  • Design and manage project cost, defect, and quality tracking systems
  • Use object-oriented, reusable component, Agile, CMM, and XP methods
  • Assess defect removal efficiency using unit tests and multistage test suites

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
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Chapter 2 The History and Evolution of Software Metrics
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Chapter 3 United States Averages for Software Productivity and Quality
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About the author (2008)

Capers Jones is a renowned author, consultant, and speaker. He was the founder and chairman of Software Productivity Research (SPR), where he retains the title of Chief Scientist Emeritus. Jones is the author of Estimating Software Costs, Second Edition.

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