This book offers a balanced and thorough treatment of software reuse principles and metrics. Drawing on both academic and industry research, Poulin begins with a survey of reuse and how it is measured.
He identifies several current practices and explains how to implement a reuse metrics program that measures(as return on investment)the cost of a specific kind of reuse program. The book discusses a managed effort focused on external and black box reuse. The book is required reading for developers and managers who want to start a reuse program. More advanced practitioners will find it a good source book.