By Victor R. Basili, Barry T. Perricone
Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 27 No. 1, Pages 42-52
An analysis of the distributions and relationships derived from the change data collected during development of a medium-scale software project produces some surprising insights into the factors influencing software development. Among these are the tradeoffs between modifying an existing module as opposed to creating a new one, and the relationship between module size and error proneness.
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