Summary and Info
Today?s competitive challenges in software business require thorough management of software projects and ongoing improvement of development processes. Without effectively using the appropriate metrics, it is impossible to set up and control software development. Yet software measurement also needs a lot of practical guidance built upon insight and experience so that we can avoid repeating errors. Dumke and his coauthors target exactly this need: they summarize knowledge and experiences about software measurement in an easily understood, hands-on presentation. They explain current standards like ISO 15939 (the general measurement standard) and ISO 19761 (the COSMIC Full Function Points standard), and CMMI (the Capability Maturity Model). They detail several case studies in Global 100 companies such as Alcatel, Deutsche Telekom, and Siemens. This combination of methodologies and applications makes the book ideally suited for professionals in the software industry. Besides the many practical hints and checklists they will also appreciate the large reference list, which includes links to metrics communities where project experiences are shared.