Software Metrics: A Guide to Planning Analysis and Application

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Author: C. Ravindranath Pandian

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Year: 2003

ISBN: 0849316618

Length: 286 pages



This book simplifies software measurement and explains its value as a tool for decision-makers at software companies. Techniques presented in Software Metrics: A Guide to Planning, Analysis, and Application are derived from best practices. The ideas are field-proven, down-to-earth, and straightforward, making it an invaluable resource for those striving for process improvement. This overview helps readers enrich their knowledge of measurements,analysis, and best practices, and demonstrates how ordinary analysis techniques can be applied to achieve extraordinary results. Easy-to-understand tools and techniques show how metrics create models that are indispensable to decision-making in the software industry.


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 publisher = {Auerbach Publications},
 title = {Software Metrics: A Guide to Planning, Analysis, and Application},
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 year = {2003}


  1. Software Measurement
  2. Software Metrics
  3. Designing a Metrics System
  4. Metrics Data Visualization
  5. Metrics Data Analysis in Frequency Domain
  6. Metrics Data in Time Domain
  7. Metrics Data Analysis in the Relationship Domain
  8. Process Models
  9. Estimation Models
  10. Metrics for Defect Management
  11. Online Use of Metrics
  12. Metrics-based Decision Support Systems
  13. Metrics for Strategic Vision
  14. Metrics System Implementation
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