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Applied Software Measurement: Global Analysis of Productivity and Quality by Capers Jones

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Chapter
6
Measurements, Metrics, and Industry Leadership
Software measurement as discussed earlier in this book is only one of more than a dozen forms of measurement performed by large corporations and government agencies. This chapter places Applied Software Measurement in context with other forms of corporate measurement. Collectively, all forms of measurement are expensive. The measurement costs for large companies total to about 6 percent of their sales. However, the value of measurements is far greater than their costs.
Historically, industry leaders and innovators do not achieve success blindly. A wide spectrum of business and technical ...

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