Complexity as a factor of quality and cost in large scale software development.
Harris, Joe Newton
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The impact of complexity on software quality and costs is examined. Historic and current issues relating to complexity in the software development and software cost estimation processes are reviewed. Select complexity models and metrics are described and briefly analyzed. Finally, an argument is presented in support of McCabe's Directed Graph Model as a useful software management tool in controlling complexity, formulating a test strategy and allocating resources.
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