WIT Press


Ami: A Quantitative Approach To Software Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940201

Volume

8

Pages

16

Published

1994

Size

1,451 kb

Author(s)

A. Rowe & R. Whitty

Abstract

ami: A quantitative approach to software management A. Rowe & R. Whitty Centre for Systems and Software Engineering, School of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics, South Bank University, London, ABSTRACT The ami (Application of Metrics in Industry) initiative was launched with funding from the European Commission in order to raise the profile of measurement in Europe. It comprises a method for implementing measurement programmes based on goal-oriented measurement and process maturity assessment. In this paper we examine ami as a case study in software technology transfer. The dissemination of the method is found to correspond well with models of technology transfer appearing in the literature: analysis of ami using these models is seen to be helpful in shaping future policy for the initiative. INTRODUCTION ami* (application of metrics in industry), a quantitative approach to software project management, was ESPRIT project No 5494 - one of several initiatives set

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