Course: COMP 589. Software Metrics (3)
Prerequisites: COMP 380/L; MATH 340 or MATH 341; Passing score on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. The role of metrics and quantitative models in software development. Product metrics, process metrics, measurement models and techniques for empirical validation. Measurement and analysis. Implementation of a metrics program. Measuring software size, complexity and functionality at different stages of software development. Use of measures to predict effort and schedule required for software projects. Measures of software quality. Analyzing defect data to predict software reliability. Performance measures. Management applications for metrics. Tools that support metrics collection, analysis, summary and presentation.