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IT Measurement: Practical Advice from the Experts, 1st edition

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (April 17th 2002) - Copyright © 2002

1st edition

IT Measurement: Practical Advice from the Experts

ISBN-13: 9780201741582

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With Contributions by Capers Jones, Howard Rubin, David Garmus, Lawrence Putnam, and Elizabeth Clark

The accurate, quantitative measurement of software quality and process performance is rapidly becoming an essential part of competition in the ever-tightening software marketplace. Software metrics provide insights into productivity and quality gains from improvements in skill, technology, and development methodology. An effective metrics program helps practitioners assemble the best team, select the optimal development methodology, and enhance the quality of a software product. In short, metrics enable software developers to pursue proven, successful strategies, and to change course when metrics point to less-than-optimum quality or productivity.

Written by the world's leading authorities in the field, IT Measurement showcases state-of-the-art in software metrics and provides the practical knowledge that practitioners need in order to take full advantage of software metrics technology. The book's collected articles offer important perspectives on the role of metrics in the development process, and show how metrics directly enhance software quality and output efficiency.

The book explores several vital areas, including Function Point Analysis, project estimation and management, outsourcing, statistical process control, and more. These articles range from basic theory to the sophisticated application of metrics. Specific topics covered include:

  • The expanding role of function point metrics
  • Work output measurement for IT work units
  • The use of metrics for tracking
  • Enhanced estimation with metrics
  • Metrics in outsourcing
  • Standardization of SLOC
  • The application of SPC to performance management
  • Functional metrics in B2B e-commerce project success

Enlightening and pragmatic, IT Measurement will help you gain a deeper understanding of software metrics and the ability to apply concrete measures in order to objectively evaluate and more finely shape your software development program.


Table of contents




1.The expanding roles of function point metrics.

Capers Jones


Expanded Uses for the Function Point Metric.

1975: Function Points Invented Within IBM.

1978: IBM Announces Function Points to the Software Industry.

1980: Function Points and Programming Language Evaluation.

1985: Function Points and Software Cost Estimating.

1986: Formalized Function Point Training.

1987: Function Points and Software Quality.

1988: Function Points and Software Benchmarks.

1989: Function Points and Software Portfolio Analysis.

1990: Function Points and Tool Analysis.

1991: Function Points and Make Versus Buy Analysis.

1992: Function Points and International Industry Comparisons.

1993: Function Points and Outsource Analysis.

1994: Function Points and Business Process Reengineering.

1994: Function Points and the Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model.

1995: Function Points and Taxation of Software Assets.

1995: Function Points and Outsource Litigation.

1996: Function Points and Estimating Rules of Thumb.

1997: Function Points and Mass Updates such as the Year 2000 Projects.

1997: Function Points and Enterprise Resource Planning Applications.

1998: Function Points and Web-Based Applications.

1999: Function Points and the Euro.

2000: Function Points and the Earned-Value Approach.

2001: Function Points and the Balanced Scorecard Approach.

Optimizing Function Point Value.

Function Points and Software Requirements.

Ratios of Function Point Counting Specialists.

In-House Counts Versus Consultant Function Point Counts.

Potential Expansion of Function Point Metrics.

Improved Guidelines for Embedded and Real-time Software.

The Need for Data Point Metrics.

The Need for Service Point Metrics.

The Need for Engineering Point Metrics.

The Need for COTS Point Metrics.

The Need for Value Point Metrics.

The Need for Risk Point Metrics.

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