Scoring and Evaluating Software Methods, Practices, and Results

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of defect severity levels

 

7.13

 

64

Formal SQA team

 

 

 

7.10

 

65

Inspections (test materials)

 

 

7.04

 

66

Automated requirements analysis

 

7.00

 

67

DMAIC

 

 

 

 

7.00

 

68

Reusable construction plans

 

 

7.00

 

69

Reusable HELP information

 

 

7.00

 

70

Reusable test scripts

 

 

 

7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Practices

 

 

 

 

 

71

Rational Unified Process (RUP)

 

6.98

 

72

Automated deployment support

 

 

6.87

 

73

Automated cyclomatic complexity analysis

6.83

 

74

Forensic analysis of cancelled projects

 

6.83

 

75

Reusable reference manuals

 

 

6.83

 

76

Automated documentation tools

 

 

6.79

 

77

Capability Maturity Model (CMMI Level 5)

6.79

 

78

Annual training (technical staff)

 

 

6.67

 

79

Metrics conversion (automated)

 

 

6.67

 

80

Change review boards

 

 

6.62

 

81

Formal Governance

 

 

 

6.58

 

82

Automated test library control

 

 

6.50

 

83

Formal scope management

 

 

6.50

 

84

Annual training (managers)

 

 

6.33

 

85

Dashboard-style status reports

 

 

6.33

 

86

Extreme programming (XP)

 

 

6.28

 

87

Service-oriented architecture (SOA)

 

6.26

 

88

Automated requirements tracing

 

6.25

 

89

Total cost of ownership (TCO) measures

6.18

 

90

Automated performance analysis

 

6.17

 

91

Baselines for process improvement

 

6.17

 

92

Use cases

 

 

 

6.17

 

93

Automated test case generation

 

 

6.00

 

94

User satisfaction surveys

 

 

6.00

 

95

Formal project office

 

 

 

5.88

 

96

Automated modeling/simulation

 

 

5.83

 

97

Certification (six sigma)

 

 

5.83

 

98

Outsourcing (maintenance => CMMI 3)

5.83

 

99

Capability Maturity Model (CMMI Level 4)

5.79

 

100

Certification (software quality assurance)

5.67

 

101

Outsourcing (development => CMM 3)

 

5.67

 

102

Value analysis (intangible value)

 

5.67

 

103

Root-cause analysis

 

 

 

5.50

 

104

Total cost of learning (TOL) measures

5.50

 

105

Cost of quality (COQ)

 

 

5.42

 

106

Embedded users in team

 

 

5.33

 

107

Normal structured design

 

 

5.17

 

108

Capability Maturity Model (CMMI Level 3)

5.06

 

109

Earned-value measures

 

 

5.00

 

110

Unified Modeling Language (UML)

 

5.00

 

111

Value analysis (tangible value)

 

 

5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Practices

 

 

 

 

 

112

Normal maintenance activities

 

 

4.54

 

113

Rapid application development (RAD)

 

4.54

 

114

Certification (function points)

 

 

4.50

 

115

Function point analysis (Finnish)

 

 

4.50

 

116

Function point analysis (Netherlands)

 

4.50

 

117

Partial code reviews

 

 

4.42

 

118

Automated restructuring

 

 

4.33

 

119

Function point analysis (COSMIC)

 

4.33

 

120

Partial design reviews

 

 

4.33

 

121

Team Wiki communications

 

 

4.33

 

122

Function point analysis (unadjusted)

 

4.33

 

123

Function points (micro .001 to 10)

 

4.17

 

124

Automated daily progress reports

 

4.08

 

125

User stories

 

 

 

3.83

 

126

Outsourcing (offshore => CMM 3)

 

3.67

 

127

Goal-question metrics

 

 

3.50

 

128

Certification (project managers)

 

 

3.33

 

129

Refactoring

 

 

 

3.33

 

130

Manual document production

 

 

3.17

 

131

Capability Maturity Model (CMMI Level 2)

3.00

 

132

Certification (test personnel)

 

 

2.83

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