|Title||Measuring the Outcomes of a Maintenance Project: Technical Details and Protocols|
|Project(s)||No Simula project|
|Publication Type||Technical reports|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Publisher||Simula Research Laboratory|
This report describes the procedures used in order to extract and measure different maintenance outcomes resulting from the maintenance project conducted by Simula Research Laboratories on the Database of Empirical Studies (DES) Systems. The description covers maintenance variables definition, data collection, extraction, and summarization. The purpose of this document is to provide enough details on the protocol followed during the project, that can serve as guidelines to observe, measure and report different factors/variables in studies investigating software maintenance.