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Applicability of Control Charts in Software Processes

G. Vijaya, Dr. S. Arumugam


The application of Statistical Process Control (SPC) to software processes has been a challenging issue forsoftware engineers and researchers. Although SPC is suggested for providing process control and achieving higher process maturity levels, there are very few resources that describe success stories and implementation details for applying SPC to specific metrics. In this research work, the applicability of SPC to software processes, in particular to software metrics is analyzed and the results after applying SPC to the various processes of software are presented. Control charts, the most sophisticated tools of SPC [13], isused for the purpose of analysis.


Capability Maturity Model (CMM), U-chart, Defect Density Metrics

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