Customizing GQM models for software project monitoring

Akito Monden, Tomoko Matsumura, Mike Barker, Koji Torii, Victor R. Basili

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This paper customizes Goal/Question/Metric (GQM) project monitoring models for various projects and organizations to take advantage of the data from the software tool EPM and to allow the tailoring of the interpretation models based upon the context and success criteria for each project and organization. The basic idea is to build less concrete models that do not include explicit baseline values to interpret metrics values. Instead, we add hypothesis and interpretation layers to the models to help people of different projects make decisions in their own context. We applied the models to two industrial projects, and found that our less concrete models could successfully identify typical problems in software projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2169-2182
Number of pages14
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Empirical software engineering
  • Process improvement
  • Software measurement
  • Software process evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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