Product and Process Measurement
Nowadays, functionality and innovation are increasingly driven by software. That is, software quality becomes essential for business success. However, guaranteeing dedicated software qualities (such as maintainability, reliability, or portability) and controlling the processes for software development (e.g., in terms of efficiency and effectiveness) is a challenging task.
Moreover, systematic evaluation of product and process qualities is one key requirement of process maturity models such as CMMI or SPICE.
In practice, being able to identify the right metrics for measuring products and processes and to interpret measurement data is the basis for efficient project and quality management.