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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2005 vol. 22)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 76-85
Philip M. Johnson , University of Hawaii
Hongbing Kou , University of Hawaii
Michael Paulding , University of Hawaii
Qin Zhang , University of Hawaii
Aaron Kagawa , University of Hawaii
Takuya Yamashita , University of Hawaii
Software project telemetry is a new approach to software project management in which sensors are attached to development environment tools to unobtrusively monitor the development process and products. This sensor data is abstracted into high-level perspectives on development trends called telemetry reports, which give project members useful insights for local, in-process decision making. This article presents software project telemetry's essential characteristics, contrasts it to other approaches such as predictive models based upon historical software project data, describes a reference framework implementation called Hackystat, and presents the authors' lessons learned so far.
automated software metrics collection and analysis, software project telemetry

T. Yamashita, P. M. Johnson, Q. Zhang, H. Kou, M. Paulding and A. Kagawa, "Improving Software Development Management through Software Project Telemetry," in IEEE Software, vol. 22, no. , pp. 76-85, 2005.
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