Accession Number:

ADA071748

Title:

Architectural Design of a New M.I.T. Budgeting System: An Application of the Systematic Design Methodology.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MASS CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

Abstract:

Recent research in software engineering and systems design has shown that many of the problems of cost, reliability, and modifiability of complex software systems arise because of fundamental design errors and oversights made during the early stages of systems design. While a number of other software researchers and practitioners have developed new design methodologies recently, none of them directly address such preliminary design issues. The Systematic Design Methodology, a new approach being developed by researchers at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, consists of a set of concepts, analysis techniques, and tools to assist a software architect in synthesizing a design framework early in the design process. This report describes and analyzes the results of an application of the Systematic Design Methodology to the architectural design of an application software system - a new Budgeting System currently under development by M.I.T.s Office of Administrative Information Systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE