Eight Commonly Asked Questions About Size Metrics

Posted March 1, 2001 | Technology |

When I conduct a presentation on software measurement, no subject generates more debate than project size. I often describe the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) core measures of size, time, effort, and defects and find that members of the audience appreciate what the latter three measures are but need to know more about that elusive first metric -- size. Below are eight commonly asked questions on the subject along with responses that might help clarify matters.

About The Author
Michael Mah
Michael Mah is Managing Partner of QSM Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in software measurement, project estimation, and "in-flight" control for both inhouse and outsourced/offshore development. QSM has developed and maintains one of the largest databases of more than 7,500 completed projects collected worldwide, with productivity statistics and trends on cost, schedule, and quality from more than 500 organizations and 18 countries. With… Read More
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