Findings and Recommendations

  • Finding #6: DoDís inadequate software metrics database weakens its software policy and management decision capability
  • Recommendation #6: Establish a sustained DoD commitment to collect and analyze consistent software metrics data
  • Rationale: Recommendations of this study are based on a mix of inadequate data, anecdotal evidence, and expert judgment; DoD-endorsed Capability Maturity Model emphasizes such data collection and analysis; metrics efforts realized returns in several areas of DoD, NASA