Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 26)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2009.180
Forrest Shull , Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, Maryland
Medha Umarji , University of Maryland Baltimore County
An effective metrics program must address both products and processes. However, process metrics can ignite strong opinions because they represent an area where technical considerations bump up against human aspects of software development. On the basis of a literature review and the authors' experiences, including a recent case study, they identify three best practices for instituting a process-metrics program.
Software engineering, software metrics
Forrest Shull, Medha Umarji, "Measuring Developers: Aligning Perspectives and Other Best Practices", IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. , pp. 92-94, November/December 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.180