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Software Engineering by Chandramouli Geetha Chandramouli Subramanian, Saikat Dutt

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9

Introduction to Software Measurement and Metrics

CHAPTER COVERAGE
9.1  INTRODUCTION

Nothing can be more true than the saying “which can’t be measured can’t be controlled.” Metrics and measurement are crucial part for executing the software projects successfully. The topic of software measures and metrics has created a lot of interest over the last two decades. In 1960s and 1970s the main focus of IT was on the product evaluation. Then in 1980s and 1990s the focus shifted toward process evaluation, as it was understood that only an efficient process can create an effective product. In late 1990s, the integration of measurement process with the software lifecycle started to happen ...

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