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Hypertext-based Software Measurement Guidebook


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
SMG
VERSION
01.00.04 and 02
ORIGIN
Software Productivity Consortium Services Corporation
REVIEW CODE
OK; ES (PC: MSDOS 6.0 with Windows 3.1)
INET ADDRESS
Not documented in PAL database
AUTHOR
Robert Cruickshank
Henry Felber
John Gaffney
Richard Werling
Software Productivity Consortium Services Corporation
SPC Building
2214 Rock Hill Road
Herndon, VA 22070

under contract to the
Virginia Center of Excellence
for Software Reuse and Technology Transfer
RIGHTS
Released to the public; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1992, 1993 Software Productivity Consortium Services Corp
LOCATION
PAL
SOURCE.ASSET.COM

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ABSTRACT

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).


REVISION HISTORY

01.00.04  1993   Release to the public
02        1994   Release to the public


RELEASE NOTICE

Copyright 1992, 93, 94 Software Productivity Consortium Services Corp.
Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this documentation for any
purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright
notice appears in all copies and that both this copyright notice and this
permission notice appear in supporting documentation.  This project was
sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  The name
Software Productivity Consortium shall not be used in advertising or
publicity pertaining to distribution of this material or otherwise without
the prior written permission.


DISCLAIMER

This documentation is provided "AS IS" and without any expressed or
implied warranties whatsoever.  No warranties as to performance,
merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose exist.
 
The user must assume the entire risk and liability of using this
document.  In no event shall any person or organization of people be
held responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential or
inconsequential damages or lost profits.