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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
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Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
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IJCTE 2022 Vol.14(2): 54-61 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2022.V14.1310

A Survey on Software Design Based and Project Based Metrics

Shweta Sharma and S. Srinivasan

Abstract—Software metrics are prevalent in the software industry to measure the features of software regarding its size, design, complexity and performance so that quality software can be deployed to the customers. In this paper, we’ve presented a survey of existing software metrics so that appropriate metrics can be chosen depending upon the need of the project. The paper first provides the overview of product attributes which are measured by the metrics. The existing software metrics have been classified based on software design and project usage. We’ve gone through fifty research papers to cover all existing metrics in the aforesaid categories. The motive of this survey is to reinforce the uses and limitations of these metrics so that suitability of specific metrics can be defined for an application purpose.

Index Terms—Object-oriented metric, software complexity, software development life cycle, software metric.

Shweta Sharma is with Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India (e-mail: S. Srinivasan is with Department of Computer Science and Applications, PDM University, India (e-mail:


Cite:Shweta Sharma and S. Srinivasan, "A Survey on Software Design Based and Project Based Metrics," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 54-61, 2022.

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