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Metrics Counter for Lotus Notes Development

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013238D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention deals with software development metrics that are collected throughout the duration of a project. The objectives for collecting metric data are to enable the project to track productivity and quality trends and to accumulate historical data for future resource estimation. Using well-defined metrics to estimate and track projects helps to: Estimate project size and workload Assess and manage risk Meet quality goals Compare various projects in terms of complexity, effort etc. Align project resources appropriately Assess different methods and tools Track project progress Provide data to help plan future projects Optimize the development process An estimate of software size, measured in source lines of code (SLOC), is critical to obtaining an accurate estimate of the effort (in labor months) required to develop a software product or system. The size estimates include new code and reused software components.

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Metrics Counter for Lotus Notes Development

This invention deals with software development metrics that are collected throughout the duration of a project. The objectives for collecting metric data are to enable the project to track productivity and quality trends and to accumulate historical data for future resource estimation.

Using well-defined metrics to estimate and track projects helps to:

Estimate project size and workload Assess and manage risk Meet quality goals Compare various projects in terms of complexity, effort etc. Align project resources appropriately Assess different methods and tools Track project progress Provide data to help plan future projects Optimize the development process

An estimate of software size, measured in source lines of code (SLOC), is critical to obtaining an accurate estimate of the effort (in labor months) required to develop a software product or system. The size estimates include new code and reused software components.

This invention counts Lotus Notes objects and source lines behind each of the Notes objects to present a total count for the application development.

Based on the "lines of code" and the total cost of the project; one can estimate future development costs.

This application counts the Notes objects by reading the output produced by the "TeamStudio Analysis" tool.

The following output is from the analysis of the "Worldwide Patent Tracking System": Notes Source Lines of Code Counter(NSLOC)
by Neil Rancour - IBM Global Services - Houston
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