Software Engineering Processes and Analytics

Measurement is an opportunity for teams to learn about development progress, about improvement opportunities, about their business, and about their stakeholders. Fraunhofer USA CESE scientists have worked with a variety of organizations: from government agencies to cutting-edge innovators to small-medium enterprises. We tailor measurement programs to the specific needs, goals, and constraints of our collaborators. Our Goal-Question-Metric (GQM) approach is an industry best practice that we use to: 1) elicit clear, feasible and actionable goals for software measurement; 2) implement concrete measurement plans that provide the most benefit with the least intrusiveness. Our hands-on course on goal-based software measurement has had participation from organizations that represent the leading edge in safety-critical and system-of-systems development.