appendix a THE STATE OF THE PRACTICE IN
SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT appendix b THE COCOMO COST ESTIMATION MODEL
appendix c CHANGE METRICS a p p e n dix d CCPDS-R CASE STUDY appendixe PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND MAPPING TO THE CMM
The foundations of the material presented in the first four parts of this book span numerous efforts by many people, projects, and organizations. Most of my opinions and recommendations are based on lessons learned from project applications. This part contains detailed appendixes that provide some historical perspectives and some detailed explanations of relevant practices.
• Appendix A summarizes three different perspectives of the state of software management practice in the mid-1990s.
• Appendix B summarizes the evolution of the COCOMO model from its inception through the current version, COCOMO II. This topic provides a context for my views on the evolution of software economics.
• Appendix C provides further detail on the derivation of and rationale behind the change metrics recommended in Chapter 13.
• Appendix D is a thorough case study of a successful large-scale, complex software project. It is a rich source of real-world examples that can serve as performance benchmarks for other projects. While any project case study will present some topics that interest only a narrow community, many topics provide universally interesting results. This project's culture, approach, and results are a model of a well-managed, mature software process.
• Appendix E assesses the process presented in this book using the Software Engineering Institute's Maturity Questionnaire. It provides a rough description of the maturity, consistency, and completeness of the process framework against a well-accepted benchmark of process assessment.
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