Chapter 3

Goals and Measurements

Chapter Objectives

This chapter discusses the following concepts:

• Why project and product goals should be specified during the planning phase

• Why goals should be expressed in the form of measurable attributes that have specific metrics

• How most project and product attributes require extensive analysis before an appropriate metric and corresponding measurement step can be defined


After analyzing and scheduling the tasks required to develop and produce a software project’s deliverables, a management team must specify the characteristics of these deliverables. This work constitutes an important ...

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