Software Metrics are measures that are used to quantify the
software, software development resource and software
Metric generally classified into 2 types.
• Process Metric
• Product Metric
Process Metric a metric used to measure the characteristic
of the methods, techniques and tools employed in developing,
implementing and maintaining the software system.
Product Metric a metric used to measure the characteristic
of the documentation and code
Metrics are a measure of quality
It is a function of different measures which helps in monitoring and controlling the project successfully
To measure the characteristic of the methods, techniques & tools employed in developing implementing & maintaining the software system is called process metrics
to measure the characteristic of the documentation & code characteristic is called Product metrics
The test metrics are basically the measurement of
quality,judging the performance of tester and to detect the
problem in process. This is usually maintained by Quality
Lead. Even the coverage includes Test Coverage and
there are three types of metrics :
1. Product metrics : product metrics describes the characteristics of the product such as size, design features, performance, quality, etc.
2.Process metrics : process metrics describes the effectiveness and quality of a process that is used to produce a software. Ex: efforts required,time needed, defect removal,etc.
3.Project metrics : It describes the characteristics of a project and also its execution. For ex: no. of software developers, staffing, cost and schedule,etc.