Summary and Future Directions

  • Miroslaw Staron
  • Wilhelm Meding


There are two statements that strongly relate to the content of this book. “You can’t control what you can’t measure,” by Tom DeMarco, and “In the future, all companies will be software companies,” by George Colony. The first one relates to the need that all companies and organizations have, i.e. to be able to control everything that happens during the development and the maintenance lifecycle of software products. The second quote relates to the undisputed fact of the technological evolution we are witnessing, i.e. that software is becoming a natural part of more and more products. In this last chapter, we take these two quotes under consideration, as we discuss trends and future directions that will impact the software measurement programs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miroslaw Staron
    • 1
  • Wilhelm Meding
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Ericsson ABGothenburgSweden

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