Software Measurement Body of Knowledge

Authored by: Alain Abran , Alain April , Luigi Buglione

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
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Measurement is fundamental to sciences and to the engineering disciplines. In the 2004 version of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge—the SWEBOK Guide—the software measurement topic is dispersed throughout the Guide and discussed in every knowledge area. To facilitate and improve teaching and use of measurement in software engineering, an integrated and more comprehensive view of software measurement has been built in the form of a software measurement body of knowledge. This entry presents this integrated view on software measurement. In the 2010 version of the SWEBOK Guide, it has been proposed that software measurement be assigned its own knowledge area.

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