Category Archives: Software Metrics

Estimating Test Effort

The best way for a ball park estimate for the testing effort is relatively simple- just take one third of the effort required for the complete development of an application. However, sometimes this total effort may not be available, for … Continue reading

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Software Metrics- IV

I have often been asked to take charge of projects that are in deep trouble. I am no longer surprised that almost universally, the stage when a project is generally acknowledged to be in trouble is during the late stages … Continue reading

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Software Metrics-III: An unorthodox metric

Here is an example of a non- orthodox metric that I happened to use for a large project. The feedback received on the project’s artifacts was related not only to the defects in the work products but a major part … Continue reading

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Software Metrics-II

The figure below offers a good starting point to determine what the most important metrics from a testing standpoint could be. The cost of detecting and fixing a defect escalates as the defect is detected later in the project. The … Continue reading

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Software Metrics- I

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and can express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and … Continue reading

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