Comparison of Process Quality Characteristics Based on Change Request Data

  • Holger Schackmann
  • Horst Lichter
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-89403-2_12

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5338)
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Schackmann H., Lichter H. (2008) Comparison of Process Quality Characteristics Based on Change Request Data. In: Dumke R.R., Braungarten R., Büren G., Abran A., Cuadrado-Gallego J.J. (eds) Software Process and Product Measurement. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5338. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

The evaluation of metrics on data available in change request management (CRM) systems offers valuable information for the assessment of process quality characteristics. The definition of appropriate metrics that consider the underlying change request workflow and address the information needs of an organization is an intricate task.

Furthermore CRM systems usually provide only a number of predefined metrics with limited adaptability. The tool BugzillaMetrics offers a more flexible approach that simplifies defining and adjusting new metrics. However a systematic approach for deriving an appropriate metric in a target-oriented way is needed. This paper describes a corresponding procedure on how to develop and validate metrics on CRM data applicable for the comparison of process quality characteristics.

Keywords

Process Metrics Change Request Management Metric Specification Software Measurement Design Measurement Tool 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Schackmann
    • 1
  • Horst Lichter
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Group Software ConstructionRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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