Measuring the Software Process Statistical Process Control for Software Process Improvement

ISBN-10: 0201604442
ISBN-13: 9780201604443
Edition: 1999
List price: $69.99
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Description: The software industry is continually under pressure to save time and money in developing software. Therefore, measuring the development process is a key part of software development. This book offers techniques for measuring the software process.

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Book details

List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 7/15/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

The software industry is continually under pressure to save time and money in developing software. Therefore, measuring the development process is a key part of software development. This book offers techniques for measuring the software process.

Figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Managing and Measuring Process behavior
What Is a Software Process?
What Is Software Process Management?
The Role of Software Process Management
Issues on the Road to Process Improvement
The Need for Software Process Measurement
Measuring Process behavior
A Framework for Process Behavior Measurement
Summary
Planning for Measurement
Identifying Process Issues
Selecting and Defining Measures
Integrating Measures with the Software Process
Summary
Collecting the Data
Principal Tasks
The Specifics of Collecting Software Process Data
Reviewing and Assessing Collected Data
Retaining Data
Tools for Understanding Your Data
Summary
Analyzing Process behavior
Separating Signals from Noise
Evaluating Process Stability
Control Chart Basics
Summary
Process Behavior Charts for Software Processes
Control Charts for Variables or Discrete Data
Control Charts for Attributes Data
Summary
More About Process Behavior Charts
How Much Data Is Enough?
Anomalous Process Behavior Patterns
Rational Sampling and Homogeneity of Subgroups
Rational Subgrouping
The Problem of Insufficient Granularity in Recorded Values
Aggregation and Decomposition of Process Performance Data
Summary
Three Paths to Process Improvement
Finding and Correcting Assignable Causes
Process Capability
Process Capability Analysis
Improving the Process
Improvement and Investment
Summary
Getting Started
Ten Steps for Getting Started
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding SPC
Final Remarks
Control Chart Tables and Formulas
More About Analyzing Process behavior
Enumerative Versus Analytic Studies
Three-Sigma Control Limits
Central Limit Theorem and Role of the Normal Distribution
Example Data and Calculations
References
Index 0201604442T04062001

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