Very very interesting article by Tom De Marco (that I don’t have to introduce) called: Software Engineering: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone?
He contributed in starting the Software Engineering science (or so) 40 years ago with many studies, books, articles. Very well known his quote: “You can’t control what you can’t measure”
Well, after 40 years, he has something to say about this quote:
In my reflective mood, I’m wondering, was its advice correct at the time, is it still relevant, and do I still believe that metrics are a must for any successful software development effort? My answers are no, no, and no.
It is a very important article by a very important guru so I just let you go through the article and wait for your feedback.