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Managerial Issues in Developing a Quality Metrics Program

Lewis, John A. and Henry, Sallie M. (1990) Managerial Issues in Developing a Quality Metrics Program. Technical Report TR-90-50, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Software quality metrics are used to determine error prone code due to excessive complexity. These results can be used to guide testing efforts and predict future maintenance needs. However, implementing a quality metrics program involves many subtle issues which complicate the development and use of a metrics methodology. Many of theses issues are managerial in nature. This paper examines some managerial elements of designing and implementing a quality metrics program. Previous studies which incorporate a metrics methodology into two different commercial environments are used to demonstrate the difficulties in implementation and approach.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:232
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001