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Unformatted text preview: surement has infinite cost. Measurement needs to be sufficient for purpose, at the lowest costs for that purpose. Measurement processes can be ‘designed’ to fit a set of numeric qualities, costs, and constraints. 8. Use metrics to review specifications. A very basic measure of technical specifications’ conformance to their applicable standards, is the number of major defects per volume. A defect is a deviation from a written official applicable standard (like ‘R1: All qualities shall have a defined scale of measure.’). A major defect is a defect that might potentially cause economic or technical damage at some point (for example something that would have to be reworked before acceptable delivery). The conventional ‘volume’ I use is 300 non-commentary words of text, a Logical Page. This is not critical, but some volume standard needs to be used to normalize the information about defect density. I usually use a process of sampling random but representative pages of specifications, particularly requi...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course E 515 at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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