Issue No. 03 - May/June (2003 vol. 20)
<p>Although rigorous measurement has become a necessity in the software industry, many measurement programs fail to deliver any real benefit to software managers. The required data is often missing or invalid, or it just arrives too late. A properly automated measurement system, however, can deliver timely reports that enable proactive management. The measurement modeling technology (MMT) introduced here supports such automation. It also establishes standard measurements and metrics that organizations can share and combine across projects, departments, and companies.</p>
metrics, measures, measurement models, measurement protocols, measurement automation.
J. Lawler and B. Kitchenham, "Measurement Modeling Technology," in IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. , pp. 68-75, 2003.