author: Wouter Bos
title: Software Metrics as Indicators for Effort of Object-Oriented Software Projects
keywords: Software Metrics, Software Agilitt
topics: Software Technology
committee: Arend Rensink
end: February 2019


In the world of software development, it is essential to decrease the e ort developers need to change or add functionality to software. A lower e ort lead to lower cost, both in human and nancial resources. One way to achieve this may be increasing the agility of software. It would be useful to know if there are existing measurable software properties (software metrics) which could indicate the agility of the software. Recent research has found a way to find software metrics which could indicate the agility of software. Furthermore, it found eight software metrics which can be considered. Unfortunately, more metrics were not in the scope of this research.

This research uses new data to show if any suitable indicators of software agility are consistent. Furthermore, we consider more software metrics. Significance tests will validate the results. Next, we review relevant research to rule out the mathematical cause for unexpected results of recent research.