Practical Software and Systems Measurement: A Foundation for Objective Project Management, v. 4.0b1

This Guide to the PSM process addresses the unique technical and business goals of your organization and incorporates SE.  Here is summary of the Guide's contents:

Front Introductory material on the scope and structure of the Guide.
Part 1 The Software Measurement Process describes the PSM process and the layout of the Guide.
Part 2 Tailoring Software Measures describes the PSM tailoring procedure, including issue identification and prioritization, and measure specification.
Part 3 Measurement Selection and Specification Tables contains detail on selecting individual measures and specifying data requirements.
Part 4 Applying Software Measures explains how to apply measurement to your project for gaining insight into critical issues.
Part 5 Measurement Analysis and Indicator Examples includes sample indicators to help you understand the systematic PSM analysis process.
Part 6 Software Measurement Case Studies includes detail on tailoring, measuring, and analyzing 3 actual projects.
Part 7 Supplemental information includes a glossary, list of acronyms, bibliography, index, and other PSM literature.
Part 8 Project Measurement Case Studies address the issues and challenges that most project managers face in planning, implementing, and maintaining software and systems project.
Part 9 Supplemental Information is provided to promote a better understanding of the concepts and terms used within the Guide.
Addendum The Department of Defense Implementation Guide provides specific information on implementing PSM in the DoD acquisition environment.

Practical Software Measurement: Objective Information for Decision Makers is the definitive guide to PSM.

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Practical Software and Systems Measurement: A Foundation for Objective Project Management, v. 4.0b1

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