Chapter 15

Assessing the State of Software in a Large Enterprise

A 12-Year Retrospective

Randy Hackbarth*; Audris Mockus*,; John Palframan*; David Weiss    * Software Technology Research, Avaya Labs, Santa Clara, CA, USA The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA Computer Science Department, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA


To be relevant to the goals of an enterprise, an industrial software engineering research organization must identify problems of interest to, and find solutions that have an impact on, software development within the company. Using a systematic measurement program both to identify the problems and assess the impact of solutions is important ...

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