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Need for Testing Metrics

Poonkavithai Kalamegam, S. Govindan


This paper discusses general philosophy regarding software test metrics and their ability to show objective evidence necessary to make process improvements in a development organization. When used properly, test metrics assist in the improvement of the software development process by providing pragmatic, objective evidence of process change initiatives. This paper also describes several test metrics that can be implemented, a method for creating and interpreting the metrics, and illustrates one organization’s use of test metrics to prove the effectiveness of process changes.


Test Estimation, Test Metrics, Tracking Metrics, Rules.

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