Automating Output Size and Reusability Metrics in an Object-Based Computer Aided Software Engineering (Case) Environment

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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

Charles R. Wright

Independent

Dani Zweig

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 1991

Abstract

Measurement of software development productivity is needed in order to controlsoftware costs, but it is discouragingly labor-intensive and expensive. Computer aidedsoftware engineering (CASE) technologies -- especially object-oriented, integrated CASE-- have the potential to support the automation of this measurement. In this paper, wediscuss the conceptual development of automated analyzers for function point andsoftware reusability measurement for object-based CASE. Both analyzers take advantageof the existence of a representation of the application system that is stored within anobject repository, and that contains the necessary information about the applicationsystem. We also propose new metrics for software reusability measurement, includingreuse leverage, reuse value and reuse classification. The functionality and analyticcapabilities of state-of-the-art automated software metrics analyzers are illustrated in thecontext of an investment banking industry application.

Keywords: CASE, code reuse, computer aided software engineering, function point analysis, object-based development, programming productivity, repositories, reusability, reuse, software costs, software engineering economics, software metrics

Suggested Citation

Banker, Rajiv D. and Kauffman, Robert J. and Wright, Charles R. and Zweig, Dani, Automating Output Size and Reusability Metrics in an Object-Based Computer Aided Software Engineering (Case) Environment (September 1991). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1289052

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

Charles R. Wright

Independent

No Address Available

Dani Zweig

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

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