How good is your measurement program?

One of our work – the MESRAM model for assessing the quality of measurement programs – has been used by our colleagues to evaluate measurement programs at two different companies: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2018.06.006

The paper shows how easy it is to use the model and that it provides very nice results in terms of how well they reflect the real quality of the program.

If you are interested in these results from the Software Center metrics project, please also visit the original paper: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2015.10.051

And also a few papers that help you assess the quality of your KPIs and metrics: https://doi.org/10.1109/IWSM-Mensura.2016.033

Software center metrics day – reflections…

This year, the Software Center Metrics Day took place in the end of October, just a few days before the autumn break. The program included a mix of talked from academia and industry, https://www.software-center.se/research-themes/technology-themes/development-metrics/metrics-day-2018-metrics-software-analytics-and-machine-learning/, and was focused on the recent developments of the metrics area.

What I’ve learned from the event was that it is extremely easy to work with deep learning models. Our colleagues from Microsoft Gothenburg showed us how easy it is to use Azure to create image recognition models. Something that has evolved from research playgrounds to really easy-to-use powerful machine learning.

I’ve also learned how performance measurement in the cloud works. Thanks to our colleague Philip Leitner and his team, we could learn how to best optimize performance.

We have also seen the latest-and-greatest from Spotfire business analytics team, just across the water (literally!) We have also seen how the new car platforms are designed and what kind of metrics are used to drive the design.

Finally, we have also seen how start-up companies reason about the measurement and how their mother companies influence their way of measuring.

Stay tuned for the next metrics day in 2019!