Statistical techniques offer immense value to managers and developers who want to maximize quality and efficiency throughout the entire software lifecycle. Now there's a guide to using statistical techniques to solve specific software productivity, time-to-market, and maintenance problems. Using actual software project data, Katrina D. Maxwell leads you through every step of the statistical analysis, helming you avoid pitfalls and extract all the value your data has to offer.
You don't need a mathematical background! Maxwell presents an easy-to follow methodology for analysing software project data-showing you how to answer crucial questions without getting lost in the data! You'll master statistics through four real-world case studies that address the core issues facing every software manager:
- Evaluating and improving productivity
- Assessing and reducing time to market
- Understanding and minimizing development costs
- Identifying software maintenance cost drivers-and ameliorating them.
An easy-to-understand guide to statistical methods for software project manage and process improvement.
Prentice Hall, 2002