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The changing perception of software metrics

Author(s): M. Bush

Abstract:
nging perception of software metrics M.

Bush Centre for Systems & Software Engineering, School of Computing, Information Systems & Mathematics, South Bank University, Borough Road, London, SE1 OAA, UK ABSTRACT This paper discusses software metrics as a subject area, and in particular the way it has been growing in popularity and also expanding in scope over recent years.

Talk of measurement in various guises is now common-place in mainstream software engineering conferences and periodicals.

However, the growth in scope is leading to a lack of focus.

There is a danger of losing sight of the original motivation for measurement, which was the desire to move software production nearer towards being a true engineering activity. 1.

INTRODUCTION In recent years software metrics have been attracting increasing amounts of attention and money from various funding sources.

There has been a concerted push in particular by various ESPRIT projects aimed at encouragi...

Pages: 13
Size: 1,554 kb
Paper DOI: 10.2495/SQM940301

 

 

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