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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Prentice Hall

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

This application-oriented book shows how to apply proven software metrics and methods to efficiently manage software development and maintenance--to help boost productivity, efficiency, and quality of software projects at every stage of the process. Detailing practical methods throughout, the book covers tips to best measure and present progress, a useful model for understanding organization limitations, possible problems in process improvement illustrated by examples, evidence of what works and what doesn't work, and more. An ideal reference for project managers and professionals responsible for process improvement.n

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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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