Hosagrahara, A. and Smith, P., "Measuring Productivity and Quality in Model-Based Design," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-1357, 2005, doi:10.4271/2005-01-1357.
Accurate measurements of productivity and quality are essential for balancing workload, creating predictable schedules and budgets, and controlling quality. Traditional software development processes include well-established methods for measuring productivity and quality. These include Lines of Code (LOC). With the introduction of Model-Based Design, organizations require a different measure of the software development process.