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Software Reuse and Reusability Metrics and Models

Frakes, William and Terry, Carol (1995) Software Reuse and Reusability Metrics and Models. Technical Report ncstrl.vatech_cs//TR-95-07, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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As organizations implement systematic software reuse programs to improve productivity and quality, they must be able to measure their progress and identify the most effective reuse strategies. This is done with reuse metrics and models. In this paper, we survey metrics and models of software reuse and reusability, and provide a classification structure that will help users select them. Six types of metrics and models are reviewed: cost-benefit models, maturity assessment models, amount of reuse metrics, failure modes models, reusability assessment models, and reuse library metrics.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:422
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001
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