By Capers Jones

Going the place no e-book on software program size and metrics has formerly long gone, this critique completely examines a few undesirable dimension practices, harmful metrics, and large gaps and omissions within the software program literature that overlook vital themes in dimension. The ebook covers the key gaps and omissions that must be crammed if facts approximately software program improvement is to be valuable for comparisons or estimating destiny projects.

Among the more severe gaps are leaks in reporting approximately software program improvement efforts that, if now not corrected, can distort facts and make benchmarks nearly lifeless and probably even destructive. essentially the most universal leaks is that of unpaid extra time. software program is a really labor-intensive profession, and plenty of practitioners paintings very lengthy hours. although, few businesses really checklist unpaid extra time. which means software program attempt is underreported by means of round 15%, that is too huge a cost to disregard. different assets of leaks comprise the paintings of part-time experts who come and move as wanted. There are dozens of those experts, and their mixed attempt can best forty five% of overall software program attempt on huge projects.

The e-book is helping software program venture managers and builders discover blunders in measurements to allow them to increase significant benchmarks to estimate software program improvement efforts. It examines diversifications in a couple of parts that come with:

  • Programming languages

  • Development methodology

  • Software reuse

  • Functional and nonfunctional requirements

  • Industry type

  • Team dimension and experience

Filled with tables and charts, this ebook is a kick off point for making measurements that replicate present software program improvement practices and realities to reach at significant benchmarks to steer winning software program tasks.

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