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Managing the effects of changing requirements remains one of the greatest challenges of enterprise software development. The iterative and incremental model provides an expedient framework for addressing such concerns. This thesis proposes a set of metrics – Mutation Index, Component Set, Dependency Index – and a methodology to measure the effects of requirement changes from one iteration to another. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed metrics, sample calculations and results from a real life case study are included. Future directions of our work based on this mechanism are also discussed.