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Issue No.06 - November/December (2008 vol.25)
pp: 32-34
Shari Lawrence Pfleeger , RAND Corporation
This article traces the increasing sophistication and use of software measurement over the past 25 years. It highlights four obstacles to more effective use of measurement: dealing with uncertainty, anticipating change, measuring "soft" characteristics, and developing heuristics.
software measurement, process, heuristics, uncertainty
Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, "Software Metrics: Progress after 25 Years?", IEEE Software, vol.25, no. 6, pp. 32-34, November/December 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.160
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