Applied Software Measurement: Assuring Productivity and Quality

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9780070328266: Applied Software Measurement: Assuring Productivity and Quality

Addressing the massive measurement changes wrought by new technologies and paradigms, as well as outsourcing and reengineering, this second edition fully discusses software metrics in relation to areas of acute interest today. Examples are rooted in real-life case studies, with stat newly culled from more than 6,000 corporate and government projects.

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The "bible" of software metrics, now updated to help you meet today's complex challenges The use of metrics has come to play an increasingly pivotal role in the progress of the software industry over the last several years, and this definitive work helped to make software measurement a science. Function points and related variations introduced in the original edition are now regarded as indispensable tools for software engineers and developers, IS managers, and anyone else charged with performance improvement and quality control. This much-anticipated new edition picks up where its predecessor left off, taking full account of today's advancing technologies and changing business realities. Here is authoritative information on software metrics in relation to many of today's most intriguing and fastest growing areas, including: Object technology; client/server architecture; Multimedia; Software reusability; Reengineering and outsourcing. THe book provides useful comparisons of function points with DeMarco "bang" metrics, feature points, the British Mark II function point method, and many others. As in the original, all discussions and examples are illuminated by a wide variety of real-world case studies, along with new statistics drawn from more than 6,000 corporate and government projects. The Second Edition continues to be required reading for all information systems professionals who want to increase productivity and improve quality.

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