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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Practice Activities

  1. Select several appropriate metrics for your organization at the individual level, the project level, and the organizational level. You could use Table 12-2 to identify candidate metrics in the six key dimensions of software measurement.

  2. Alternatively, you could use Table 12-3 to try the goal-question-metric strategy to select metrics that will align with your project or organizational goals. Use a separate copy of Table 12-3 for each goal.

Table 12-2. Your Project Metrics

Category

Possible Metrics

Size

 

Effort

 

Time

 

Cost

 

Quality

 

Status

 

Table 12-3. Goal-Question-Metric

Goal:

  
   

Questions:

  
   
   

Metrics:

  
   
   

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