WIT Press


Design Metrics For The Jackson Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940261

Volume

8

Pages

16

Published

1994

Size

1,388 kb

Author(s)

E. Ferneley, D. Howcroft & C. Davies

Abstract

Design metrics for the Jackson method E. Ferneley, D. Howcroft & C. Davies o/ Comp%Wm%, t/MIST, ABSTRACT The software design industry has still to reach maturity. Whilst later phases of the development cycle have established measuring techniques to assess a projects progress against, the application of early design metrics has yet to be fully embraced. The software industry has a potentially unique opportunity in that it is now becoming possible to technically assess the quality of the design prior to even prototype implementation. The aim of this paper is to enhance the awareness of the initiators of software development projects by, firstly, highlighting existing metricing mechanisms that can assess the initial design phase of a software projects' development. The paper then presents a series of metrics that have been developed to measure the complexity of Jackson methodology specific designs. The first set of design metrics presented assess

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