ISBN-10:
0137203845
ISBN-13:
9780137203840
Pub. Date:
05/12/1992
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Practical Software Metrics For Project Management And Process Improvement / Edition 1

Practical Software Metrics For Project Management And Process Improvement / Edition 1

by Robert B. Grady

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ISBN-13: 9780137203840
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 05/12/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ..... xii

Chapter 1: The Tactical and Strategic Faces of Software Metrics ..... 1
Part I: The Tactical Application of Software Metrics - Project Management ..... 11
Chapter 2: Practical Rules of Thumb for Software Managers ..... 13
Chapter 3: Major Strategies of a Software Business ..... 21
Chapter 4: Project Management to Maximize Customer Satisfaction ..... 30 Chapter 5: Project Management to Minimize Engineering Effort and Schedule ..... 40
Chapter 6: Project Management to Minimize Defects ..... 55
Chapter 7: The Role of Software Metrics in Managing Quality and Testing ..... 68
Chapter 8: Work Product Analysis: The Philosopher's Stone of Software? ..... 83
Part II: The Strategic Application of Software Metrics - Process Improvement ..... 101
Chapter 9: Public and Private Data ..... 103
Chapter 10: Software Metrics Etiquette ..... 109
Chapter 11: Dissecting Software Failures ..... 122
Chapter 12: Investing in Process Improvements ..... 137
Chapter 13: Elements of Software Engineering ..... 158
Chapter 14: Justifying Change ..... 177
Chapter 15: Measuring the Health of a Software Business ..... 196
Chapter 16: The Evolution of HP's Software Metrics Program ..... 205
Chapter 17: One Perspective on the Future of Software Metrics ..... 217 Appendices Appendix A: Defect Origins, Types, and Modes ..... 223
Appendix B: Example of Process Background Information ..... 228
Appendix C: Metric Definitions and Glossary ..... 231
Appendix D: Software Metrics Reference Bibliography ..... 235

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