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Best Practices in Software Measurement [Hardcover]

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The software business is challenging enough without having to contend with recurring errors. One way repeating errors can be avoided is through effective software measurement. In this volume, Ebert and his co-authors offer practical guidance built upon insight and experience. They detail knowledge and experiences about software measurement in an easily understood, hands-on presentation and explain such current standards as: ISO 15939 (the general measurement standard), ISO 19761 (the COSMIC Full Function Points standard), and CMMI (the Capability Maturity Model). Coverage also includes several case studies, from Global 100 companies such as Alcatel, Deutsche Telekom, and Siemens.

This combination of methodologies and applications makes the book ideally suited for professionals in the software industry. Besides the many practical hints and checklists readers will also appreciate the large reference list, which includes links to metrics communities where project experiences are shared. Further information, continuously updated, can also be found on the web site related to this book:

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Pages   300
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.37" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.28 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 18, 2004
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540208674  
ISBN13  9783540208679  

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More About Christof Ebert

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr.-Ing. Christof Ebert, Alcatel Paris, verantwortet als Director R&D Processes and Tools ??nderungsprojekte innerhalb von Alcatel. Er optimiert die globale Softwareentwicklung von Alcatel und ist an der Auswahl von Lieferanten f??r Offshoring beteiligt.
Seit vielen Jahren ist er Referent in Seminaren und Tagungen zu den Themen Projektmanagement, SW-Metriken, Requirementsmanagement und Prozessverbesserung. Er hat einschl??gige Fachb??cher verfasst, h??lt einen Lehrauftrag an der Universit??t Stuttgart und ist in den Herausgebergremien von IEEE Software und Journal of Systems and Software.

Christof Ebert has an academic affiliation as follows - Vector Consulting Services.

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Interesting and needed book....  Oct 9, 2007
Fortunatelly there are new books coming about this topic. In this case, the books settles a very good ground defining the purposes and goals that a software measuremet program should cover.

I differentiate two clear parts:

A) In a first part (from chapter 1 to 11) the authors cover from the need of a improvement program of this nature to the kind of tool (even defining its architecture) to support this initiative, including some incursions in the basics of some particular metrics (defects tracking, reliability, project managing, etc), but without the mathematics that hide the basics ideas of other books.

B) In the second part, from chapter 12 to 15, they exposed the application of these kind of improvement initiatives in some big companies. In some sense, these last chapters are isolated and included like separated papers.

Special mention for the last chapter where can be found many of the most reputated organizations (international) related to the software metrics as well as the basic standards associated to the software improvement.

Compared to these other recent books about this same topic, I found very weak their treatment about the kind of statistical analysis that is possible to perform (and desiderable) with the software metrics. And also, the tools to perform the analysis (they only mention: Excel and SPSS) when other open-source software (like R: is capable of doing an equivalent job (if not better) that these tools.

In the very positive side, I found very insteresting and ilustrative the great level of detail they provide in terms of benchmarking for the most basic metrics (Chapter 9. Defect Detection and Quality Improvement).

Summary: Good book, in a once again emerging and needed topic.

Carlos Ortega

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