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Software Effort and Schedule Measurement: A Framework for Counting Staff-Hours and Reporting Schedule Information

Technical Report
This 1992 report contains guidance for constructing and communicating clear definitions for important measures that can help us plan, manage, and improve our software projects and processes.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-92-TR-021

Abstract

This report and the methods in it are outgrowths of work initiated by the Effort and Schedule Subgroup of the Software Metrics Definition Working Group. It contains guidelines and advice from software professionals. It is not a standard, and it should not be viewed as such. Nevertheless, the frameworks and recommendations it presents give a solid basis for constructing and communicating clear definitions for some important measures that can help all of us plan, manage, and improve our software projects and processes.  

We hope that the materials we have assembled will give you a solid foundation for making your effort and schedule measures repeatable, internally consistent, and clearly understood by others. We also hope that some of you will take the ideas illustrated in this report and apply them to other measures, for no single set of measures can ever encompass all that we need to know about software products and processes.

Cite This Technical Report

Goethert, W., Bailey, E., & Busby, M. (1992, September 1). Software Effort and Schedule Measurement: A Framework for Counting Staff-Hours and Reporting Schedule Information. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-021). Retrieved February 22, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-effort-and-schedule-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-staff-hours-and-reporting-schedule-information/.

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Goethert, Wolfhart, Elizabeth Bailey, and Mary Busby. "Software Effort and Schedule Measurement: A Framework for Counting Staff-Hours and Reporting Schedule Information." (CMU/SEI-92-TR-021). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 1992. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-effort-and-schedule-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-staff-hours-and-reporting-schedule-information/.

W. Goethert, E. Bailey, and M. Busby, "Software Effort and Schedule Measurement: A Framework for Counting Staff-Hours and Reporting Schedule Information," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-021, 1-Sep-1992 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-effort-and-schedule-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-staff-hours-and-reporting-schedule-information/. [Accessed: 22-Feb-2024].

Goethert, Wolfhart, Elizabeth Bailey, and Mary Busby. "Software Effort and Schedule Measurement: A Framework for Counting Staff-Hours and Reporting Schedule Information." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-021). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 1992. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-effort-and-schedule-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-staff-hours-and-reporting-schedule-information/. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Goethert, Wolfhart; Bailey, Elizabeth; & Busby, Mary. Software Effort and Schedule Measurement: A Framework for Counting Staff-Hours and Reporting Schedule Information. CMU/SEI-92-TR-021. Software Engineering Institute. 1992. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-effort-and-schedule-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-staff-hours-and-reporting-schedule-information/