Indirect measures of product - Designing the System

Q.  Mention any two indirect measures of product.
- Published on 21 Jul 15

a. Quality
b. Efficiency
c. Accuracy
d. Both A and B
e. Both B and C

ANSWER: Both A and B


  • Nirja Shah   -Posted on 15 Oct 15
    - Some measures are used to assess the quality of the engineered product or system and to better understand the models that are created.

    - These measures are collected throughout the software development life cycle with an intention to improve the software process on a continuous basis.

    - Measuring helps in estimation, quality control, productivity assessment and project control throughout a software project.

    - Software engineers use the measurement to gain insight into the design and development of the work products.

    - It also helps in assisting in strategic decision-making as a project proceeds.

    - Software measurements are divided in two categories : direct measures and indirect measures.

    Direct measures
    - It includes software processes like cost and effort applied and products like lines of code produced, execution speed, and other defects that have been reported.

    Indirect measures
    - It include products like functionality, quality, complexity, reliability, maintainability, and many more.

    - Software measurement is considered as a management tool which if conducted in an effective manner, helps the project manager and the entire software team to take decisions that lead to successful completion of the project.

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