Chapter 22. Measuring Requirements

Disciplined software organizations collect a focused set of metrics about each of their projects. These metrics provide insight into the size of the product; the effort, time, and money that the project or individual tasks consumed; the project status; and the product’s quality. Because requirements are an essential project component, you should measure several aspects of your requirements development and management activities (Costello and Liu 1995; Wiegers 2001). An effective technique for choosing the right metrics for your organization is called goal-question-metric, or GQM (Basili and Rombach 1988). GQM is a structured ...

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