Date Added: Oct 2011
Process improvement requires measurement of specific attributes of process. Measurement of a process gives them a clear insight into the system. It provides effective ways of estimation and evaluation. Then, it is essential to develop a set metrics covering the attributes. Computed measures are used as indicators for process improvement areas. These indications if incorporated into the software development, will lead to development of an effective and reliable system. Mood metrics has defined some indicators for inheritance like Attribute Inheritance Factor (AIF), Method Inheritance Factor (MIF), and for hiding is Attribute Hiding Factor (AHF), Method Hiding Factor (MHF).