Author(s): M. Bush
nging perception of software metrics
Centre for Systems & Software Engineering,
School of Computing, Information Systems &
Mathematics, South Bank University, Borough
Road, London, SE1 OAA, UK
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.
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.
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...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SQM940301
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This paper can be found in the following bookSoftware Quality Management II Vol 1 Managing Quality Systems Buy