Getting Started

If you need answers to these kinds of questions, you need measurement and analysis:

  • How well are we meeting schedules and budgets?
  • How can we help our performance improvement efforts pay off?
  • How does our organization's performance compare to other organizations' performances?
  • What software practices or technologies should our organization invest in and what yields can we expect?
  • Has our performance really improved?

Developing and sustaining a measurement and analysis program can be divided into three primary activities:

  1. Planning for measurement
  2. Implementing your plan
  3. Improving and evaluating your efforts