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Software is a set of instructions, data, or programs used to operate computers and execute specific tasks. It is the opposite of hardware, which describes the physical aspects of a computer. Software is a generic term used to refer to applications, scripts, and programs that run on a device. It can be thought of as the variable part of a computer, while the hardware is the invariable part.
A measurement standard for evaluating the quality, progress, and health of a software testing effort is called a software metric. It can be divided into three groups: product metrics, process metrics, and project metrics. Product characteristics such as size, design features, complexity, performance, quality level, etc. are described using product metrics. In contrast, software development and maintenance are improved by process metrics. The nature and performance of a project is described by project metrics, including number of software developers, cost, and more.
It is necessary to develop software metrics based on some guidelines. Those guidelines are:
The below diagram shows the various classifications.
Process metrics are used to measure the characteristics of the process of software development. The example includes the efficiency of detection of fault etc. The characteristics of the methods, tools, and techniques used for software development can be measured using process metrics.
The characteristics of the software product are measured using product metrics. Some of the important characteristics of the software are:
Computation of these metrics is done for different stages of the software development lifecycle.
The properties which are of great importance to a software developer can be measured using the metrics called internal metrics. An example is a measure of Lines of code (LOC).
The properties which are of great importance to a user can be measured using the metrics called external metrics. An example is portability, reliability, usability, etc.
The progress of the project is checked by the project manager using the metrics called project metrics. Various metrics such as time, cost, etc., are collected by using the data from the projects in the past, and they are used as an estimate for the new software. The project manager checks the progress of the project from time to time, and effort, time and cost are compared with the original effort, time and cost. The cost of development, efforts, risks and time can be reduced by using these metrics. The quality of the project can also be improved. With the increase in quality, there is a reduction in the number of errors, time, cost, etc.
After the quality of the current process is determined, the implementation of the improvements and the implementation phase are completed using software metrics, the software quality prediction is determined. Managers and project managers can use software metrics to analyze decisions made during the design phase of a project and then plan changes. However, it is not only available to senior managers such as leads and project managers, anyone can use it for the benefit of the team and achieve effective results.
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