“I don’t set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.” – Dick Clark, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve software metric guru.
Management loves software metrics. They love to set goals and then measure how their employees are doing against those goals (system stability needs to be 95%, for example). Software metrics don’t have to be a bad thing, but unfortunately, they are often used inappropriately. A single software metric is a snapshot and without context means nothing. While we can all... + continue reading