Posts Tagged "quality metrics"
How many dualities do we have in our lives? iPhone vs. Android, Republicans vs. Democrats, Coke vs. Pepsi…. Once and once again we see these dichotomies: a “digital” 0/1 view of life.
Try to think about an issue: whatever you like. The last discussion or conversation you had with a friend: it’s quite possible that it was in terms of something vs. somethingelse. No grays, no colors… just a never ending religion war between two ideas, which – very often – are not even that different!Read More
Harvest season is here, we have to see that what we planted to improve software quality has grown, ripped and will pay off. I warned you from the beginning that there is no magic formula to calculate the benefits, all you have to do is to track the trend of software behavior.Read More
Sometimes a war is not won by the troops’ force it is won by the applied strategy. Think to improve software quality as a continuous battle where you must always look ahead, not like a trenches war. Do not expect to be like Julius Caesar: “I came, I saw, I conquered”. Software quality does not depend on computers, it depends on human beings, and human beings are difficult to deal with.Read More
When I was a kid I discovered the “Choose your own adventure” game books. The concept has probably evolved with the years but in those days it was innovative and simple at the same time. They were books written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist and making choices that determine the main character’s actions and the plot’s outcome.
This kind of children’s literature came to my mind when trying to explain what it means for a company to make investment decisions regarding application development.Read More
I have recently read an article in the Chronologist blog, by Steve Tendon, with a title that caught my attention: ”Function Points Are Fantasy Points”. Steve analyzes Function Points as a metric to estimate project effort that is no longer valid for modern applications, in particular contemporary web applications.
I agree that Function Points are an outdated metric. But you still have to estimate. A lot of money is at stake here.Read More