Chapter 6. Measuring Organization Capability

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.

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Software development productivity is directly related to the capability of the development organization. Productivity is also related to the size of the project, the complexity of the software product, and the constraints placed on the development due to operational requirements. The information contained in this chapter explains what capability is and a method to determine organization capability.

Capability has many different definitions. The dictionary definition of capable states: “Having adequate ability or capacity to do . . . efficient, able, qualified, competent.” Capability is “the state or quality of being capable . . . a feature or ...

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