Automated Software Metrics, Repository Evaluation and Software Asset Management: New Tools and Perspectives for Managing Integrated Computer Aided Software Engineering (I-Case)

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Rajiv D. Banker

Temple University - Department of Accounting

Robert J. Kauffman

Singapore Management University; Singapore Management University - School of Information Systems

Date Written: May 1991

Abstract

Automated collection of software metrics in computer aided software engineering (CASE) environmentsopens up new avenues for improving the management of software development operations, as well asshifting the focus of management's control efforts from "software project� to "software assets" stored in acentralized repository. Repository evaluation, a new direction for software metrics research in the 1990s,promises a fresh view of software development performance for a range of responsibility levels. We discussthe automation of function point and code reuse analysis in the context of an integrated CASE (I-CASE)environment deployed at a large investment bank in New York City. The development of an automatedcode reuse analysis tool prompted us to re-think how to measure and interpret code reuse in the I-CASEenvironment. The metrics we propose describe three dimensions of code reuse -- leverage, value andclassification -- and we examine the value of applying them on a project and a repository-wide basis.

Suggested Citation

Banker, Rajiv D. and Kauffman, Robert J., Automated Software Metrics, Repository Evaluation and Software Asset Management: New Tools and Perspectives for Managing Integrated Computer Aided Software Engineering (I-Case) (May 1991). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1289032

Rajiv D. Banker (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Robert J. Kauffman

Singapore Management University ( email )

Li Ka Shing Library
70 Stamford Road
Singapore 178901, 178899
Singapore
65-6828-929 (Phone)

Singapore Management University - School of Information Systems ( email )

80 Stamford Road
Singapore, 178902
Singapore

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