Hypertext-based Software Measurement Guidebook
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The Software Measurement Guidebook Software Productivity Consortium The Software Measurement Guidebook provides practical guidance for the quantitative management of software development projects. The guidebook shows how to use measurement methods to set quantifiable goals for a project, how to select metrics to monitor project performance, and how to manage to meet those goals. It provides methods to estimate software size, cost and development time, and to track the status and earned value of ongoing development projects. The Software Measurement Guidebook On-line (SMGO) is a hypertext version of the Software Measurement Guidebook. It consists of a hypertext User Guide describing how to use Interleaf's WorldView hypertext system, and a hypertext version of the Guidebook. WorldView is an optional feature of the Interleaf Desktop Publishing System, and is also available as a standalone document viewer running under Microsoft Windows. Key interest areas covered by this guidebook: Measurement Overview Provides an overview of measurement, quantitative software measurement, organizing for measurement, and experience databases. Organizing for Measurement Provides guidance on organizing for measurement and experience databases and data collection. Deriving Measurable Requirements and Determine Their Degree of Attainment Provides guidance on measuring software quality and setting quantifiable requirements. Metrics Selection for Project Control And Process Improvement Provides guidance on quantitative software management, how to describe a software process, and relates measurement to the Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model. Also includes mathematical modeling and metrics selection. Metrics and Database Establishment Provides guidance on experience databases, data collection, mathematical modeling, and metrics selection. Quality Metrics Provides guidance on software quality measurement. Process Maturity and Metrics Introduces the Software Engineering Institute Process Maturity Level Structure and relates it to measurement. Estimation of Size, Cost, and Schedule Provides guidance on estimating software size, cost, and schedule. Monitoring a Project Introduces management indicators and provides guidance on how to use them for tracking and monitoring. Reuse Impacts Provides guidance on activity-based models, adjusting cost estimates, the impact of reuse on schedule, and the effect of reuse on software quality. Statistical Process Control Provides guidance on statistical process and quality control and on the use of measurement in the quantitative management process. Risk Management Provides guidance on activity-based models and on the risks in estimates of costs. This distribution contains: In smgo_idu.zip and smgo_ps.zip: smgo.idu The Interleaf 5 source document for SMGO, in IDU format. This document can be processed by Interleaf's WorldView Press software into a WorldView collection, or viewed in Interleaf 5.0. smgo.ps The SMGO source document printed as a PostScript file. These items are ASSET_A_354 from the ASSET Repository. In smgo_wv*.zip: SMGO-WV The SMGO hyperdocument in WorldView format, and the WorldView for Windows hypertext viewer. This item is ASSET_A_348 from the ASSET Repository. Installing the SMGO source document. Use the Interleaf 'idu' program to extract the SMGO source document from the .idu file. As SMGO was designed as a hyperdocument it follows formatting conventions different from conventional documents - the table of contents does not have page numbers (the hyperdocument has links to the referenced chapters), pages are small (for display on a PC), tables and figures are separate from their captions in the text, etc. The source document allows users unable to run WorldView to become familiar with the scope and content of SMGO, but should not be considered equivalent to the hypertext version. The Interleaf WorldView viewer and the SMGO hyperdocument on a PC. WorldView requires a minimum of a 386 processor, 4 megabytes of ram, and 7 megabytes free disk space. An SVGA monitor is recommended but not required (SMGO will be difficult to read on a lower-resolution monitor).
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