By Capers Jones
Going the place no ebook on software program dimension and metrics has formerly long past, this critique completely examines a couple of undesirable dimension practices, detrimental metrics, and enormous gaps and omissions within the software program literature that forget very important themes in dimension. The publication covers the most important gaps and omissions that have to be crammed if facts approximately software program improvement is to be precious for comparisons or estimating destiny projects.
Among the worse gaps are leaks in reporting approximately software program improvement efforts that, if no longer corrected, can distort information and make benchmarks virtually dead and doubtless even damaging. probably the most universal leaks is that of unpaid additional time. software program is a truly labor-intensive career, and plenty of practitioners paintings very lengthy hours. even if, few businesses truly list unpaid time beyond regulation. which means software program attempt is underreported through round 15%, that's too huge a price to disregard. different resources of leaks comprise the paintings of part-time experts who come and pass as wanted. There are dozens of those experts, and their mixed attempt can most sensible forty five% of overall software program attempt on huge projects.
The e-book is helping software program undertaking managers and builders discover mistakes in measurements to allow them to advance significant benchmarks to estimate software program improvement efforts. It examines adaptations in a couple of components that come with:
- Programming languages
- Development methodology
- Software reuse
- Functional and nonfunctional requirements
- Industry type
- Team dimension and experience
Filled with tables and charts, this booklet is a kick off point for making measurements that replicate present software program improvement practices and realities to reach at significant benchmarks to lead winning software program tasks.
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