Sunday, March 13, 2011
In the software engineering field, measurements are used to better understand, control, and improve the behaviors and results throughout the entire software engineering process and product (Fenton 4). However, in the real world (i.e. the software industry), there are several disadvantages and problems with measuring software and its development processes. Until these issues have been individually addressed, there should always be some caution when using software engineering measurements. This paper will attempt to impartially address many of these issues and try to suggest methods of overcoming them.