By Capers Jones

Going the place no ebook on software program dimension and metrics has formerly long past, this critique completely examines a couple of undesirable size practices, detrimental metrics, and enormous gaps and omissions within the software program literature that forget vital themes in dimension. The publication covers the key gaps and omissions that have to be stuffed if information approximately software program improvement is to be important for comparisons or estimating destiny projects.

Among the more severe gaps are leaks in reporting approximately software program improvement efforts that, if no longer corrected, can distort info and make benchmarks nearly dead and probably even damaging. essentially the most universal leaks is that of unpaid extra time. software program is a really labor-intensive profession, and lots of practitioners paintings very lengthy hours. although, few businesses really list unpaid time beyond regulation. which means software program attempt is underreported by way of round 15%, that is too huge a cost to disregard. different resources of leaks comprise the paintings of part-time experts who come and pass as wanted. There are dozens of those experts, and their mixed attempt can most sensible forty five% of overall software program attempt on huge projects.

The e-book is helping software program venture managers and builders discover blunders in measurements to allow them to enhance significant benchmarks to estimate software program improvement efforts. It examines adaptations in a few parts that come with:

  • Programming languages
  • Development methodology
  • Software reuse
  • Functional and nonfunctional requirements
  • Industry type
  • Team measurement and experience

Filled with tables and charts, this ebook is a kick off point for making measurements that mirror present software program improvement practices and realities to reach at significant benchmarks to steer profitable software program initiatives.

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Metric specialists 24. Project cost-analysis specialists 25. Project managers 26. Project-office specialists 27. 1 (Continued) Software Occupation Groups and Specialists 2016 28. Quality-assurance specialists 29. Scrum masters 30. Security specialists 31. Technical-writing specialists 32. Testing specialists (automated) 33. Testing specialists (manual) 34. Web page design specialists 35. Web masters One of the most common management reactions when projects start to run late is to add more people.

It would be technically possible to improve software development by more than 50% reduction in software wastage by more than 90% within 10 years if there were a rapid and effective method of technology transfer that could reach hundreds of companies and thousands of software personnel. However, as of 2016, there are no really effective channels that can rapidly spread proven facts about better development methods and better software quality control. Unfortunately, there are no really effective software learning channels as of 2016.

Capability maturity model integrated (CMMI) specialists 7. Configuration control specialists 8. Cost-estimating specialists 9. Customer-support specialists 10. Database administration specialists 11. Education specialists 12. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) specialists 13. Expert-system specialists 14. Function-point specialists (certified) 15. Graphics-production specialists 16. Human-factors specialists 17. Integration specialists 18. Library specialists (for project libraries) 19. Maintenance specialists 20.

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