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The Evolution of Software Size: A Search for Value

By Ârlene F. Minkiewicz

Abstract

Software size measurement continues to be a contentious issue in the software engineering community. This article reviews software sizing methodologies employed through the years, focusing on their uses and misuses. It covers the journey the software community has traversed in the quest for finding the right way to assign value to software solutions, highlighting the detours and missteps along the way. Readers will gain a fresh perspective on software size, what it really means, and what they can and cannot learn from history

Year: 2009
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