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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Software Metrics: Investigating Success Factors, Challenges, Solutions And New Research Directions

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Hina Noor, Dr. Babur Hayat, AbuBakar Hamid, Tamoor Wakeel, Rashida Nasim



Software metrics, Measurements, Types of metrics, Success factors of software metrics, Challenges in implementation of software metrics, New research directions in software metrics.



Software metrics is becoming important every day. A measure of software characteristics which are countable or measurable is known as software metrics. Software metrics are very important because they are used for many purposes for example, estimating efficiency, arranging work things and estimating execution of software etc. Software product and software development process specific attributes are measured by software metrics. Many metrics related to coupling, cohesion etc. have been defined. This paper investigates success factors and challenges in the implementation of software metrics and also tries to investigate solutions to those challenges. The paper explains new research directions to software metrics as well which really a need of today.



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