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Measurement and Metrics
Estimation
SQM \u2013 7014INT
Semester 2, 2003
Measurement, Metrics, Indicators
\u2022Measure: A quantitative indication of the extent, amount,
dimension, capacity or size of some attribute of a product or
process.
\u2022A single data point (e.g. number of defects from a single review)
\u2022Measurement: The act of determining a measure
\u2022Metric: A measure of the degree to which a system, component
or process possesses a given attribute.
\u2022Metrics relate measures (e.g. Average number of defects found in
reviews)
\u2022Relate data points to each other
\u2022Indicator: A metric or series of metrics that provide insight into
a process, project or product.
Why Measure?
\u2022
Characterise
\u2022To gain understanding of processes, products, etc.
\u2022
Evaluate
\u2022To determine status with respect to plans.
\u2022
Predict
\u2022So that we may plan.
\u2022
Improve
\u2022Rational use of quantitative information to identify problems
and strategies to remove them

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