The efficiency in the software development can only be keept by quantification of the software development components (of the software product and the software process itself). The quantification as software measurement needs a unified strategy, methodology or approach to guarantee the goals of quality assurance, improvement and controlled software management. Presently, plenty of methods such as measurement frameworks, maturity models, goal-directed paradigms, process languages etc. exist to support this idea.
This paper gives an overview about the measurement framework methodologies and describes an object-oriented approach of a software measurement framework. The presented framework was applied to the object-oriented software metrics area and leads to really object-oriented software metrics. The usability of this approach was described in some object-oriented software development examples.