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Measuring the Software Process: Statistical Process Control for Software Process Improvement by Anita D. Carleton, William A. Florac

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Appendix B More About Analyzing Process Behavior

Appendix B contains expanded and more detailed discussions of three major topics that were only briefly discussed in the main text of this book:

Section B.1 defines enumerative and analytic studies and discusses the differences between them in terms of predictive capability and their applicability to process measurement.

Section B.2 discusses the rationale and role of 3-sigma control limits as developed and explained by Walter A. Shewhart [Shewhart 1931].

Section B.3 discusses the relationship of control limits to the central limit theorem and the normal distribution.

B.1 Enumerative Versus Analytic Studies

When using measurements to manage and improve software processes, you will almost always ...

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