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Software Quality Metrics -- From Theory to Implementation

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] Current implementation of quality metrics in the software development process is typically carried out within a control cycle. A case study of a software firm in Israel reveals weaknesses in the application of quality metrics. Among the weaknesses are low validity of the metrics, which causes difficulty in analyzing the results of software quality measurements; and difficulty in selecting appropriate quality objectives. Despite the weaknesses, metrics have value to the software industry and should be carefully and gradually implemented.

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  • Topics: Quality Assurance, Metrics
  • Keywords: Education,Measurement,Software Quality Assurance (SQA),Metrics
  • Author: Galin, Daniel
  • Journal: Software Quality Professional Magazine