Succeeding with Large Scale Software Development Measurement Programs
Engineers and scientists love to measure. We measure complexity of software, its performance, size and maintainability (just to name a few). We need these measurements in order to construct software, manager organizations or release high quality, high reliable products. However, there is a difference between measuring software aspects and using the measures in decision processes.… Read more
Measuring and visualizing code stability
Working with industry always leads to a challenge how to understand and visualize large code bases – 10 million LOC and above. This is a challenge and we have addressed it by using heatmaps for visualizing code stability. Two papers describe the method and show how to do it in practice. Visualizing code stability Supporting… Read more
Indicators and metrics
One of the most important concepts in successful measurement programs is the concept of an indicator. An indicator is a metrics which has a dedicated criteria for making decisions. The indicators are meant to trigger actions and decisions, while metrics are often used to monitor the implementation of the decision. An example of the distinction… Read more
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