Lars Bendix, Dag Ehnbom, Ulf Steen:
Metrics for SCM - a literature overview, pdf
in the CM Journal, October 2007.
SCM people have for years supplied metrics data to the rest of the software organization because we sit on the repository, which is a literal gold mine of data waiting to be mined. Various parts of the organization have used these metrics to measure their efficiency and the effect of changes, to plan and schedule their resources, and to monitor their processes.
We believe it is about time SCM started using this gold mine of data themselves to pull out metrics that can provide the same benefits for the people, processes and tools that SCM is responsible for.
Since we did not want to reinvent the wheel, we started by looking around for previous work and inspiration - the result of which we report on in this first part.