Output Measurement Metrics in an Object-Oriented Computer Aided Software Engineering (Case) Environment: Critique, Evaluation and Proposal

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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

Rachna Kumar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 1990

Abstract

Output measurement metrics for the softwaredevelopment process need to be re-examined todetermine their performance in the new, radicallychanged CASE development environment. This papercritiques and empirically evaluates several approachesto the measurement of outputs from the CASE process.The primary metric evaluated is the function pointsmethod developed by Albrecht. A second metrictested is a short-form variation of function points thatis easier and quicker to calculate. We also propose anew output metric called object points and a relatedshort-form, which are specialized for outputmeasurement in object-oriented CASE environmentsthat include a central object repository. These metricsare proposed as more intuitive and lower costapproaches to measuring the CASE outputs. Ourpreliminary results show that these metrics have thepotential to yield as accurate, if not better, estimatesthan function points-based measures.

Suggested Citation

Banker, Rajiv D. and Kauffman, Robert J. and Kumar, Rachna, Output Measurement Metrics in an Object-Oriented Computer Aided Software Engineering (Case) Environment: Critique, Evaluation and Proposal (October 1990). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1990. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1289084

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

Rachna Kumar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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