By Capers Jones

ISBN-10: 1138033073

ISBN-13: 9781138033078

Going the place no publication on software program size and metrics has formerly long gone, this critique completely examines a couple of undesirable dimension practices, unsafe metrics, and enormous gaps and omissions within the software program literature that forget vital issues in size. The booklet covers the foremost gaps and omissions that have to be crammed if facts approximately software program improvement is to be invaluable for comparisons or estimating destiny projects.


Among the worse gaps are leaks in reporting approximately software program improvement efforts that, if now not corrected, can distort info and make benchmarks nearly lifeless and doubtless even destructive. the most universal leaks is that of unpaid time beyond regulation. software program is a truly labor-intensive profession, and plenty of practitioners paintings very lengthy hours. although, few businesses truly checklist unpaid additional time. which means software program attempt is underreported through round 15%, that is too huge a cost to disregard. different assets of leaks contain the paintings of part-time experts who come and pass as wanted. There are dozens of those experts, and their mixed attempt can best forty five% of overall software program attempt on huge projects.


The ebook is helping software program venture managers and builders discover mistakes in measurements to allow them to advance significant benchmarks to estimate software program improvement efforts. It examines diversifications in a few parts that come with:



  • Programming languages

  • Development methodology

  • Software reuse

  • Functional and nonfunctional requirements

  • Industry type

  • Team measurement and experience

Filled with tables and charts, this publication is a place to begin for making measurements that mirror present software program improvement practices and realities to reach at significant benchmarks to lead winning software program initiatives.

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