Measurement of structure and size of software designs

  title={Measurement of structure and size of software designs},
  author={M. Shepperd},
  journal={Information & Software Technology},
Design structure measures are an example o f a class o f metrics that may be derived early on in a software project; they are useful numeric indicators o f design weaknesses weaknesses which, i f uncorrected, lead to problems o f implementation, reliability, and maintainability. Unfortunately, these metrics suffer from certain limitations. In particular, they are limited in their ability to model system architecture due to the fact that they are insensitive to component size. Thus architectures… CONTINUE READING