220.127.116.11. Measuring Change Impact
Interscript shall provide change impact metrics.
It isn't clear to me at this time exactly what to measure and how.
The basic idea is to compare all the source files before each run,
and record which ones have been changed. If, after some time
period, one observes changes to a small number
of files, the development is intensive, whereas if one observes
changes to a large number of files, the development
is extensive. If there are a large number of changes,
the project is in a development phase, whereas if there are
a small number of changes, debugging or tuning is indicated.
Management should correlate these predictors with oral
communication and written status reports. Furthermore,
examining the particular location of changes may help
pinpoint a problem and suggest reallocation of human