Assessment of software process and metrics to support quantitative understanding


Joint Meeting of the International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM)/International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (MENSURA), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 5 - 07 November 2007, vol.4895, pp.102-104 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 4895
  • City: Palma de Mallorca
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-104
  • Keywords: software measurement, quantitative management, statistical process control
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The use of process metrics and data for quantitative understanding is not very straightforward. If we have an identification of process components and follow a measurement process, we are likely to use process metrics and data effectively. But if we don't have these practices, we can hardly trust oil process metrics and data for quantitative understanding. In this paper, we summarize eight case studies that we performed in different industrial contexts. The case studies rely on an assessment approach that investigates suitability of a software process and metrics for quantitative analyses. The approach investigates a process's inner attributes and outer factors as well as a number of usability characteristics for process metrics. We validated the results of the studies via SPC tools. This paper brief's the approach, explains contexts and findings of the case studies, and discusses overall case study results.