CHAPTER1Measures, Goals, and Strategies

Some of us climb mountains because they’re there. Some of us read books to know we are not alone. Some of us measure software just so we and our teams can survive the project, and some of us measure software to ascertain whether the development processes are in control.


There’s a big difference between measuring the performance of a software development project and measuring performance within a software development project. Software project performance is typically measured in high-maturity organizations. In these organizations, the business processes are documented ...

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