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Software Metrics

A Rigorous and Practical Approach, Third Edition

By Norman Fenton, James Bieman

CRC Press – 2014 – 616 pages

Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Innovations in Software Engineering and Software Development Series

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Description

This book provides an up-to-date and rigorous framework for controlling, managing, and predicting software development processes. Emphasizing real-world applications, the authors apply basic ideas in measurement theory to quantify software development resources, processes, and products. The text offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to software metrics. It features extensive case studies in addition to worked examples and exercises. This new edition covers current research and practical applications of cost estimation methods in practice.

Reviews

"This book lucidly and diligently covers the nuts and bolts of software measurement. It is an excellent reference on software metric fundamentals, suitable as a comprehensive textbook for software engineering students and as a definitive manual for industry practitioners."

—Mohammad Alshayeb, Associate Professor of Software Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Contents

Fundamentals of Measurement and Experimentation

Measurement: What Is It and Why Do It?

The Basics of Measurement

A Goal-Based Framework for Software Measurement

Empirical Investigation

Software Metrics Data Collection

Analyzing Software Measurement Data

Metrics for Decision Support: The Need for Causal Models

Software Engineering Measurement

Measuring Internal Product Attributes: Size

Measuring Internal Product Attributes: Structure

Measuring External Product Attributes

Software Reliability: Measurement and Prediction

Solutions to Selected Exercises

Author Bio

Norman Fenton is affiliated with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computing Science at Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom.

James Bieman is affiliated with the Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA.

Name: Software Metrics: A Rigorous and Practical Approach, Third Edition (eBook)CRC Press 
Description: By Norman Fenton, James Bieman. This book provides an up-to-date and rigorous framework for controlling, managing, and predicting software development processes. Emphasizing real-world applications, the authors apply basic ideas in measurement theory to quantify software development...
Categories: Software Engineering & Systems Development, Computation