Software Process and Product Measurement

An Empirical Study of Process and Product Metrics Based on In-process Measurements of a Standardized Requirements Definition Phase Yoshiki Mitani1,2, Tomoko Matsumura2, Mike Barker2, Seishiro Tsuruho1,3, Katsuro Inoue4, and Ken-Ichi ...

Software Process and Product Measurement

Since 1990 the International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM) has been celebrated annually in Montr´ eal (Qu´ ebec), Canada, and di?erent places all over Germany by turns. The Montr´ eal editions were organized by the Soft- 1 ´ ware Engineering Research Laboratory (GELOG) of the Ecole de technologie ´ sup´ erieure (ETS) at the University of Qu´ ebec at Montr´ eal (UQAM), which is directed by Professor Alain Abran. The German editions were organized 2 jointly by the Software Measurement Laboratory (SMLAB) of the Otto-von- Guericke-UniversityMagdeburg,Germany,whichisdirectedbyProfessorReiner R. Dumke; and the German-speaking user association for software metrics and 3 e?ort estimation (DASMA e. V.) . Partially, the editions of IWSM were held jointly with the DASMA Software Metrik Kongress (MetriKon). 4 Organized by an initiative of Jos´ e Javier Dolado from the University of 5 the Basque Country at San Sebastian and Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego from the University of Alcal´ a in Madrid the ?rst edition of the International Conference onSoftwareMeasurement(Mensura) couldbe convenedin C´ adiz,Spainin 2006. Motivated by this success and with the ?rst edition of Mensura ?nding special approval, the organizers of IWSM and Mensura decided to complement each other and, thus, to organize the next conference edition together. In November 2007, the typical convention month for both conferences, that joint conference was held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Software Process and Product Measurement

CMMI Product Team: CMMI for Development, Version 1.2. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2006) 4. Common Software Measurement International Consortium: The COSMIC Functional Size Measurement Method, ...

Software Process and Product Measurement

improve modern software development approaches.

Software Process and Product Measurement

Onechallenge to the framework itself is its formulation as a concrete evaluation process to be embedded into an existingtesting/developmentprocess.Asuitablemeasurementtool will certainly be needed to support the ...

Software Process and Product Measurement

/ MetriKon / Mensura Steering Committee is proud to have–once more–obtainedthe approvalof Springer to publish the second edition of the joint conference proceedings in the prestigiousLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. We hope to maintain this collaboration for the future editions of these joint events.

Measuring the Software Process

They either address the wrong problems, or they keep beating on the same solutions, wondering why things don't improve. This is when you need an objective way to look at the problems. This is the time to get some data.

Measuring the Software Process

"While it is usually helpful to launch improvement programs, many such programs soon get bogged down in detail. They either address the wrong problems, or they keep beating on the same solutions, wondering why things don't improve. This is when you need an objective way to look at the problems. This is the time to get some data." Watts S. Humphrey, from the Foreword This book, drawing on work done at the Software Engineering Institute and other organizations, shows how to use measurements to manage and improve software processes. The authors explain specifically how quality characteristics of software products and processes can be quantified, plotted, and analyzed so the performance of software development activities can be predicted, controlled, and guided to achieve both business and technical goals. The measurement methods presented, based on the principles of statistical quality control, are illuminated by application examples taken from industry. Although many of the methods discussed are applicable to individual projects, the book's primary focus is on the steps software development organizations can take toward broad-reaching, long-term success. The book particularly addresses the needs of software managers and practitioners who have already set up some kind of basic measurement process and are ready to take the next step by collecting and analyzing software data as a basis for making process decisions and predicting process performance. Highlights of the book include: Insight into developing a clear framework for measuring process behavior Discussions of process performance, stability, compliance, capability, and improvement Explanations of what you want to measure (and why) and instructions on how to collect your data Step-by-step guidance on how to get started using statistical process control If you have responsibilities for product quality or process performance and you are ready to use measurements to manage, control, and predict your software processes, this book will be an invaluable resource.

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

Software Product Metrics – Goal-Oriented Software Product Measurement Jürgen Münch and Dirk Hamann Fraunhofer Institute For Experimental Software Engineering Fraunhofer Platz 1, 67663 Kaiserslautern Germany ...

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2006, held in Amsterdam, June 2006. The volume presents 26 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers together with 6 reports on workshops and tutorials. The papers constitute a balanced mix of academic and industrial aspects, organized in topical sections on decision support, embedded software and system development, measurement, process improvement, and more.

Software Development Measurement Programs

Measuring software product quality: A survey of iso/iec 9126. IEEE software, 21(5):88–92, 2004. T. Kilpi. Implementing a software metrics program at Nokia. IEEE Software, 18(6):72–77, 2001. Barbara A Kitchenham and SJ Linkman.

Software Development Measurement Programs

This book seeks to promote the structured, standardized and accurate use of software measurement at all levels of modern software development companies. To do so, it focuses on seven main aspects: sound scientific foundations, cost-efficiency, standardization, value-maximization, flexibility, combining organizational and technical aspects, and seamless technology integration. Further, it supports companies in their journey from manual reporting to automated decision support by combining academic research and industrial practice. When scientists and engineers measure something, they tend to focus on two different things. Scientists focus on the ability of the measurement to quantify whatever is being measured; engineers, however, focus on finding the right qualities of measurement given the designed system (e.g. correctness), the system’s quality of use (e.g. ease of use), and the efficiency of the measurement process. In this book, the authors argue that both focuses are necessary, and that the two are complementary. Thus, the book is organized as a gradual progression from theories of measurement (yes, you need theories to be successful!) to practical, organizational aspects of maintaining measurement systems (yes, you need the practical side to understand how to be successful). The authors of this book come from academia and industry, where they worked together for the past twelve years. They have worked with both small and large software development organizations, as researchers and as measurement engineers, measurement program leaders and even teachers. They wrote this book to help readers define, implement, deploy and maintain company-wide measurement programs, which consist of a set of measures, indicators and roles that are built around the concept of measurement systems. Based on their experiences introducing over 40,000 measurement systems at over a dozen companies, they share essential tips and tricks on how to do it right and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

ware engineering through software measurements, and can be used by students to learn more about a comprehensive and unified software engineering measurement system. This paper describes the structure and configuration of the software ...

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

On behalf of the PROFES organizing committee we would like to welcome you to the 4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Impro- ment (PROFES 2002) in Rovaniemi, Finland. The conference was held on the Arctic Circle in exotic Lapland under the Northern Lights just before Christmas time, when Kaamos (the polar night is known in Finnish as ”Kaamos”) shows its best characteristics. PROFES has established itself as one of the recognized international process improvement conferences. Despite the current economic downturn, PROFES has attracted a record number of submissions. A total of 70 full papers were subm- ted and the program committee had a di?cult task in selecting the best papers to be presented at the conference. The main theme of PROFES is professional software process improvement (SPI) motivated by product and service quality needs. SPI is facilitated by so- ware process assessment, software measurement, process modeling, and techn- ogy transfer. It has become a practical tool for quality software engineering and management. The conference addresses both the solutions found in practice and the relevant research results from academia.

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

are not taken seriously, the whole measurement project runs the risk of failing because of insufficient or biased ... of measured objects (processes, products or resources) and are therefore linked to models of processes, products, ...

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2000, held in Oulu, Finland, in June 2000.The 30 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 60 submitted full papers. The book is divided into topical sections on process improvement, empirical software engineering, industrial experiences, methods and tools, software process and modeling, software and process measurement, and organizational learning and experience factory.

Software Measurement

The efficiency of the software measurement process depends on the level of automation by tools. The importance of measurement tools is as ... software development components referring to the process, the product and the resource.

Software Measurement

In this comprehensive introduction to software measurement, Ebert and Dumke detail knowledge and experiences about the subject in an easily understood, hands-on presentation. The book describes software measurement in theory and practice as well as provides guidance to all relevant measurement tools and online references. In addition, it presents hands-on experience from industry leaders and provides many examples and case studies from Global 100 companies. 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.

A Framework of Software Measurement

The ISO 9000-3 norm / standard /ISO.92/ requires measurement of the software process and the product. However, ISO9000-3 does not propose measures for processes and products, ISO9000-3 points out: [ there are no universally accepted ...

A Framework of Software Measurement


Product Focused Software Process Improvement

Level 5 Optimized process. Focus on process improvement. Software process improvement, benefits are quantified. Well adapted measurement models. Measuring overall process improvement, improving business results and the capability of ...

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2008, held in Monte Porzio Catone, Italy, in June 2008. The 31 revised full papers presented together with 4 reports on workshops and tutorials and 3 keynote addresses were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. The papers address different development modes, roles in the value chain, stakeholders’ viewpoints, collaborative development, as well as economic and quality aspects. The papers are organized in topical sections on quality and measurement, cost estimation, capability and maturity models, systems and software quality, software process improvement, lessons learned and best practices, and agile software development.

Practical Support for Lean Six Sigma Software Process Definition

Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards Susan K. Land, Douglas B. Smith, John W. Walz. Measures Definition for ... Product measures are measures associated with the software product being developed. Examples of these types of measures ...

Practical Support for Lean Six Sigma Software Process Definition

Practical Support for Lean Six Sigma Software Process Definition: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards addresses the task of meeting the specific documentation requirements in support of Lean Six Sigma. This book provides a set of templates supporting the documentation required for basic software project control and management and covers the integration of these templates for their entire product development life cycle. Find detailed documentation guidance in the form of organizational policy descriptions, integrated set of deployable document templates, artifacts required in support of assessment, organizational delineation of process documentation.

New Trends in Software Methodologies Tools and Techniques

Cost of software development falls in relation to the lower cost of improving bad quality of products: average cost ... 15288, 14598) • software process measurement (ISO/IEC norms: 90003, 15504) • software product measurement (ISO/IEC ...

New Trends in Software Methodologies  Tools and Techniques

Software is an essential enabler for science and the new economy, but software often falls short of our expectations, remaining expensive and not yet sufficiently reliable for a constantly changing and evolving market. This publication, which forms part of the SoMeT series, consists of 41 papers, carefully reviewed and revised on the basis of technical soundness, relevance, originality, significance, and clarity. These explore new trends and theories which illuminate the direction of developments which may lead to a transformation of the role of software in tomorrow’s global information society. The book offers an opportunity for the software science community to think about where they are today and where they are going. The emphasis has been placed on human-centric software methodologies, end-user development techniques, and emotional reasoning, for an optimally harmonised performance between the design tool and the user. The handling of cognitive issues in software development and the tools and techniques related to this form part of the contribution to this book. Other comparable theories and practices in software science, including emerging technologies essential for a comprehensive overview of information systems and research projects, are also addressed. This work represents another milestone in mastering the new challenges of software and its promising technology, and provides the reader with new insights, inspiration and concrete material to further the study of this new technology.

Software Engineering

If the process is weak , the end product will undoubtedly suffer , but an obsessive overreliance on process is also dangerous . 1.3.3 Measures , Metrics and Measurement The terms measures , metrics and measurement are often used ...

Software Engineering

This Book Is Designed As A Textbook For The First Course In Software Engineering For Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students. This May Also Be Helpful For Software Professionals To Help Them Practice The Software Engineering Concepts.The Second Edition Is An Attempt To Bridge The Gap Between What Is Taught In The Classroom And What Is Practiced In The Industry . The Concepts Are Discussed With The Help Of Real Life Examples And Numerical Problems.This Book Explains The Basic Principles Of Software Engineering In A Clear And Systematic Manner. A Contemporary Approach Is Adopted Throughout The Book. After Introducing The Fundamental Concepts, The Book Presents A Detailed Discussion Of Software Requirements Analysis & Specifications. Various Norms And Models Of Software Project Planning Are Discussed Next, Followed By A Comprehensive Account Of Software Metrics.Suitable Examples, Illustrations, Exercises, Multiple Choice Questions And Answers Are Included Throughout The Book To Facilitate An Easier Understanding Of The Subject.

Software Measurement

25th International Workshop on Software Measurement and 10th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, IWSM-Mensura 2015, Kraków, Poland, October 5-7, 2015, Proceedings Andrzej Kobyliński, ...

Software Measurement

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of two joint events: the 25th International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM) and the 10th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (Mensura), referred to as IWSM‐Mensura 2015 and held in Kraków, Poland, in October 2015. Software measurement is a key methodology in estimating, managing, and controlling software development and management projects. The 13 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. They present various theoretical and empirical results related to software measurement and its application in industrial projects.

Successful Software Development

Process improvement planning ( cont . ) cultural change challenges of SEE implementation , 614-37 integrating process and product measurement with organizational process , 654-62 mentoring / coaching , and implementation of ADPE ...

Successful Software Development

Rev. ed. of: Cultivating successful software development. c1997.

Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology E learning E assessment and Education

Measurement of a software process is a pre-requisite for planning and monitoring of cost effective test strategy. ... Software metric [4,5,6] measures specific attribute of a software product or a software development process.

Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology  E learning  E assessment and Education

Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-Learning, E-Assessment and Education is a collection of world-class paper articles addressing the following topics: (1) E-Learning including development of courses and systems for technical and liberal studies programs; online laboratories; intelligent testing using fuzzy logic; evaluation of on line courses in comparison to traditional courses; mediation in virtual environments; and methods for speaker verification. (2) Instruction Technology including internet textbooks; pedagogy-oriented markup languages; graphic design possibilities; open source classroom management software; automatic email response systems; tablet-pcs; personalization using web mining technology; intelligent digital chalkboards; virtual room concepts for cooperative scientific work; and network technologies, management, and architecture. (3) Science and Engineering Research Assessment Methods including assessment of K-12 and university level programs; adaptive assessments; auto assessments; assessment of virtual environments and e-learning. (4) Engineering and Technical Education including cap stone and case study course design; virtual laboratories; bioinformatics; robotics; metallurgy; building information modeling; statistical mechanics; thermodynamics; information technology; occupational stress and stress prevention; web enhanced courses; and promoting engineering careers. (5) Pedagogy including benchmarking; group-learning; active learning; teaching of multiple subjects together; ontology; and knowledge representation. (6) Issues in K-12 Education including 3D virtual learning environment for children; e-learning tools for children; game playing and systems thinking; and tools to learn how to write foreign languages.

Software Engineering Fundamental

Software measurement can be defined as process of determining the measure. Software metrics can be defined as quantitative measure to identify efficiency, quality of software process, product and project. Some examples of metrics are ...

Software Engineering Fundamental

The aim of this book is to refresh you from software engineering fundamental concepts, basic day to day Definitions / Terminologies, Development Models, Encompassing Specifications, Function Oriented Modelling, Object Oriented Modelling, Dynamic Modelling, Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing, Implementation, Metrics, PERT Charts, Gantt Charts, Project Management, Software Configuration Management, Software Maintenance, Software Quality Assurance etc. You will utilize it during the period of learning and even after that. It will give the glimpse of array of questions and answers. It will induce the capacity and capability and confidence in you to do real life applications. It is hoped that you will drink the water not for you only but will provide to others. A job teaches us to obey while expertise and perfection are the result of our own efforts. Do practice with software paradigms (Structured Programming, Modular Programming, Objects Oriented Programming etc.) and measure the same to become Software Engineer.

Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering

""This is the single best book on software quality engineering and metrics that I've encountered.

Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering

""This is the single best book on software quality engineering and metrics that I've encountered."" --Capers Jones, from the Foreword"Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering, Second Edition," is the definitive book on this essential topic of software development. Comprehensive in scope with extensive industry examples, it shows how to measure software quality and use measurements to improve the software development process. Four major categories of quality metrics and models are addressed: quality management, software reliability and projection, complexity, and customer view. In addition, the book discusses the fundamentals of measurement theory, specific quality metrics and tools, and methods for applying metrics to the software development process.New chapters bring coverage of critical topics, including: In-process metrics for software testingMetrics for object-oriented software developmentAvailability metricsMethods for conducting in-process quality assessments and software project assessmentsDos and Don'ts of Software Process Improvement, by Patrick O'TooleUsing Function Point Metrics to Measure Software Process Improvement, by Capers Jones In addition to the excellent balance of theory, techniques, and examples, this book is highly instructive and practical, covering one of the most important topics in software development--quality engineering. 0201729156B08282002

Software Process Improvement and Management Approaches and Tools for Practical Development

the measurement collection, storage, analysis and reporting, according to CMMI specific goals and work products, in defined maturity levels. The CMMI establishes several requirements about process and product quantification.

Software Process Improvement and Management  Approaches and Tools for Practical Development

Over the past decade, there has been an increase in attention and focus on the discipline of software engineering. Software engineering tools and techniques have been developed to gain more predictable quality improvement results. Process standards such as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), ISO 9000, Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE), Agile Methodologies, and others have been proposed to assist organizations to achieve more predictable results by incorporating these proven standards and procedures into their software process. Software Process Improvement and Management: Approaches and Tools for Practical Development offers the latest research and case studies on software engineering and development. The production of new process standards assist organizations and software engineers in adding a measure of predictability to the software process. Companies can gain a decisive competitive advantage by applying these new and theoretical methodologies in real-world scenarios. Researchers, scholars, practitioners, students, and anyone interested in the field of software development and design should access this book as a major compendium of the latest research in the field.