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|Title: ||AN EMPIRICAL TEST OF OBJECT-BASED OUTPUT MEASUREMENT METRICS IN A
COMPUTER AIDED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (CASE) ENVIRONMENT|
|Authors: ||Banker, Rajiv D.|
Kauffman, Robert J.
computer aided software engineering
function point analysis
object point analysis
|Issue Date: ||Sep-1991 |
|Publisher: ||Stern School of Business, New York University|
|Series/Report no.: ||IS-91-24|
|Abstract: ||Existing output measurement metrics for cost estimation and development
productivity need to be re-examined to determine their performance in
computer aided software engineering (CASE) development environments.
This paper critiques and empirically evaluates four approaches to the
measurement of outputs. Two of the metrics, raw function counts and
function points, are based on the function point analysis methodology
pioneered by Albrecht and Gaffney at IBM (ALBR83). The second two,
object counts and object points, are based on a new approach -- object
points analysis -- that is introduced here for the first time. The
latter metrics are specialized for output measurement in object-based
CASE environments that include a centralized object repository.
Estimation results for nineteen large-scale CASE projects show that the
new metrics have the potential to yield as accurate, yet easier to
obtain estimates than function points-based measures.|
|Appears in Collections:||IOMS: Information Systems Working Papers|
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