Sustainable measurement programs for software development companies: what to measure
- Wilhelm Meding
- IWSM Mensura '17
Introducing measurement programs into organizations is a lengthy process affected by organizational and technical constraints. There exist several aspects that determine whether a measurement program has the chances of succeeding, like management commitment or existence of proper tool support. The establishing of a program, however, is only a part of the success. As organizations are dynamic entities, the measurement programs should constantly be maintained and adapted in order to cope with changing needs of the organizations. In this paper we study one of the measurement programs at Ericsson AB in Sweden and as a result we identify factors determining successful adoption and use of the measurement program. The results of our research in this paper are intended to support quality managers and project managers in establishing and maintaining successful metrics programs.