“This book is intended to summarize the experiences of the first 30 years of commercial and industrial programming and to point out both the real progress that has occurred and the trends that are likely to take place in the future” Preface.
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The Problems and Paradoxes
The Paradox of Percentages as Productivity
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activities actually analysis application aspects assumed average base basic become changes Class COBOL communication complexity considered contract corporations costs counted customers database defect removal Defect repairs delivery difficult discussed documentation economic effective efficiency effort elements enhancements enterprises environment errors estimating example executable existing expensive experience External factors field formal functions impact improve included industry integration interactive internal kinds languages less lines of code locations maintenance major marketed measurement ment methods metrics modules month needed noted observations occur operators organizations paradox performance personnel planning problems productivity professional prototyping range rates reasons relatively reports requirements reusable schedules significant single software engineering software productivity source code specifications staff standard statements structured studies Table tasks technical tend testing tion types unit users usually variables written