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Title: Towards a successful software metrics programme
Authors: Dawson, Ray
Nolan, Andrew J.
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: DAWSON, R. and NOLAN, A.J., 2004. Towards a successful software metrics programme IN: Annual International Workshop on Software Technology and Engineering Practice, (STEP 2003), 19-21 Sept, Amsterdam, pp. 48-51.
Abstract: Based on the authors’ 43 years of combined experience in industry, this paper describes a number of ways to ensure a metrics programme is considered successful. Experiences of a number of industries provide lessons on the planning of a metrics programme, the motivation of employees collecting the metrics, embedding metrics collection into everyday processes, presenting the metrics in financial terms and using metrics that already exist. It is acknowledged that metrics collected in industry can prove very little, but they are useful if used with other data or as a pointer for further investigations. The lessons learned from these experiences form guidelines which, if followed, should give valuable assistance in achieving a successful software metrics programme.
Description: This is a conference paper [© IEEE]. It is also available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/dynhome.jsp. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1109/STEP.2003.34
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4113
ISBN: 0769522181
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers (Computer Science)

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