Note: This plug-in requires the IBM Rational Unified Process®,
or RUP® v2003 base and cannot be used
with earlier or later versions of RUP.
Over the past twenty years, measurement has evolved
from something that was a “check-in-the-box process” into a management
best practice. Numerous case
studies of successful projects and organizations have shown the value of
measurement. It is now a key
management discipline, as evidenced by its inclusion into various process
standards, models and guidelines such as the ISO/IEC 15939 standard,
Software Measurement Process, and the Software Engineering Institute’s
Capability Maturity Model® IntegrationSM (CMMISM).
Although it is now widely accepted that measurement
is a key best practice, implementing a successful measurement program is
still a challenge. Many
projects and organizations still try to build their measurement programs
around the 10 best measures or try to measure so much that the
program becomes a maintenance burden and fails.
There is much more to implementing a successful
measurement program than just the measures themselves. The Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM) Initiative and
the IBM Rational Unified Process, or RUP are two existing process frameworks that
explain the measurement process. The
PSM Initiative is a team of government, industry, and academia that was
formed to bring together and promote the best practices of software and
system measurement. RUP is a process platform that contains a
process framework of best practices for iterative, incremental, software
and systems development. Together
they can be used to implement an effective measurement process.
This plug-in integrates the measurement activities,
artifacts, and concepts as described by PSM, replacing the measurement
concepts provided by the RUP base framework.
Developed by: PSM &
IBM Rational software
Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM) was
developed to meet today's software and system technical and management
challenges. It is an information-driven measurement process that addresses
the unique technical and business goals of an organization. The guidance
in PSM represents the best practices used by measurement professionals
within the software and system acquisition and engineering communities.
RUP Base version: V2003. You must first
install RUP before you can install this plug-in.
Supported: Yes, by PSM. All defects,
enhancement requests, and comments should be entered using the
form and emailed to
Contact support e-mail:
Copyright and licensing info:
Copyright © 1987-2003 Rational Software Corporation
Copyright © 2002 Addison-Wesley.
Version of this plug-in: Version 1.0
Last modified: November 2003
here to download the plug-in.