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Software Reliability

Mathematical Foundations of Software Metrics

Duration: March 1989 - June 1991
Funding Source: NATO
Partners: Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Colorado State University, South Bank University
Funding to CSR: £10,000
Contact: Norman Fenton

Synopsis: Funded travel between UK and USA for 3 meetings involving Norman Fenton (CSR), Robin Whitty (South Bank), Jim Bieman (Colorado State University), Al Baker (Iowa State), Austin Melton and Dave Gustafson (Kansas State University). The meetings led to the definition of a measurement theory framework for software metrics definitions and validation. The group involved has since been called the Grubstake group, and its work has been widely cited as the Grubstake philosophy.