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Table 13 Measures, processes and goals - Category: QUALITY

From: Investigating measures for applying statistical process control in software organizations

Measures Publications Processes Goals
aDefect injection distribution (by Requirements Development, Design, Coding, and Testing)(defects injected in requirements (or design, coding and testing) / all defects removed in system testing * 100%) P16 Coding, Design, Requirements Development, Testing G07
aDefect removal effectiveness (by Requirements Development, Design, Coding, and Testing)(number of removed defects in requirements (or design, coding and testing) /number of detected defects) P16,P43 Coding, Design, Requirements Development, Testing G04.4
aDefect injection rate (by Requirements Development, Design, Coding, and Testing)(number of injected defects/number of removed detected defects) P06,P15,P16,P40,P43,P49 Coding, Design, Requirements Development, Testing, Review G08.1;G08.3;G05.5;G05.7;G05.9;G15
bDefects detection rate per Inspection (number of detected defects/number of performed inspections) P46 Review
bInspection effectiveness (number of detected defects in inspections/number of delivered defects) P26,P47 Review
aInspection rate (inspected product size/ time spent on the inspection) P18,P21,P26,P32,P37,P40,P41,P42 Review G04.1;G05.1;G05.2;G04.3;G06.1
aPercentage of defects caused by faulty logic (number of defects caused by faulty logic /total number of detected defects *100) P04 Review, Testing G09.1;G05.4; G09
aPercentage of defects found in operation (number of defects found in operation/total number of detected defects *100) P04 Review, Testing G09.1;G05.4;G09
aPercentage of high severity defects detected in production (number of high severity defects detected in production /total number of detected defects *100) P04 Review, Testing G09.1;G05.4;G09
aPercentage of high severity defects identified in testing (number of high severity defects identified in testing/total number of detected defects *100) P04 Review, Testing G09.1;G05.4;G09
aPercentage of rejected defects (number of rejected defects/total number of detected defects *100) P04 Review, Testing G09.1;G05.4;G09
aRework percentage (rework effort/total effort *100) P03,P07,P11,P28 Requirements Analysis, Design, Coding, and Testing G09.2;G10
bCompleted task non-conformance density (number of completed tasks/ number of defects of all completed tasks) P20 Requirements Analysis, Design, Coding, and Testing G05
bExpected task non-conformance density (number of tasks expected to be completed/ number of defects of all tasks) P20 Requirements Analysis, Design, Coding, and Testing G05
aRequirements change rate (number of changed requirements /total number of requirements) P23 Requirements Management G05.8
aDefect density (number of detected defects/product size) P02,P05,P07,P11,P13,P15,P16,P18,P19,P20,P21,P23,P24,P26,P28,P30,P31,P32,P33,P34,P35,P36,P37,P38,P40,P42,P43,P44,P45,P46,P48,P49,P50 Review, Coding, Maintenance, Requirements Analysis, Design, Testing G02;G05.1;G08.4;G03;G05;G04.3;G04;G05.6;G10;G05.9;G05.10;G04.2;G15
aReview Efficiency (number of detected defects/ effort spent on the review) P24 Review G04.3
aReview effectiveness (number of defects detected in reviews/total number of defects) P24,P44 Review G04.3
Review preparation rate (size of the product to be reviewed/time spent to prepare the review) P43 Review G06
Review rate (size of the reviewed product/ time spent on the review) P43 Review G06
aNon-conformance density in system test (number of non-conformances in system tests found by verification and validation/number of system tests reviewed by verification and validation) P07 Testing G10.5
aDensity of defect in test (number of defects detected in test/ number of test cases reviewed) P07,P09,P17 Testing G13
aDelivered defect density (defects detected after product release / product size) P16,P43,P50 Testing G05;G05.1
aSystem test effectiveness (number of defects detected in system test / total number of detected defects) P07 Testing G10.5
aSystem test verification and validation effectiveness (number defects found in system test by review / number of defects found in system test by all sources) P07 Testing G10.5
aTest efficiency (number of defects detected in tests/ number of defects detected in tests + delivered defects) P16,P50 Testing G08.4
aTest non-conformance density (number of non-conformance in test found by verification and validation /number of tests reviewed by verification and validation) P07 Testing G10;G10.5
aTest verification and validation effectiveness (number of defects found in test by review/ total number of defects in test found by all sources) P07 Testing G10.5
aUnit test effectiveness (number of defects detected in unit test / total number of defects) P07,P26 Testing G10;G14
aUnit test verification and validation effectiveness (number of defects in unit tests found by review/number of defects in unit tests found by all sources) P07 Testing G10
bMean time between failures P01 Testing G05.3
Test effectiveness (number of defects detected in tests / total number of detected defects) P43 Testing