An Overview of Software Defect Density: A Scoping Study

  title={An Overview of Software Defect Density: A Scoping Study},
  author={Syed Muhammad Ali Shah and Maurizio Morisio and Marco Torchiano},
  journal={2012 19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference},
Context: Defects are an ineludible component of software, Defect Density (DD) - defined as the number of defects divided by size - is often used as a related measure of quality. Project managers and researchers alike would benefit a lot from overview DD figures from software projects, the former for decision making the latter for state-of-the-practice assessment. Objective: In this paper, we collect and aggregate DD figures published in literature, in addition we characterize DD as a function… CONTINUE READING


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