Extended Metrics to Evaluate Cost Effectiveness of Software Inspections

Giedre SABALIAUSKAITE  Shinji KUSUMOTO  Katsuro INOUE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.2   pp.475-480
Publication Date: 2004/02/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Software Engineering
Keyword: 
software metrics,  cost effectiveness,  software inspection,  

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Summary: 
Software inspection is one of the most effective methods to detect defects. However, inspections are not always worthwhile. This letter proposes an inspection cost model to describe inspections-related costs and extended metrics to evaluate the cost effectiveness of software inspections.