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Metrics Counter for Lotus Notes Development Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013238D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

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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.