Software Engineering Practices: Their Impact on the Design of a Program Maintenance Manual.
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The cost of software is fast becoming a major slice of DODs automated data processing budget. Most of this cost is directly related to the maintenance of existing software. A primary cause is poor or non-existent documentation which leads to high costs when it comes time to change the software to correct errors, add enhancements, or to comply with changes in Federal regulationsDOD policies. This thesis looks at the various software engineering techniques available to programmers and managers for the development of software documentation. A set of guidelines for an ideal program maintenance manual is proposed. These guidelines are based on current DOD standards, examples of software maintenance manuals from industry, and applications of current software engineering practices.
- Computer Programming and Software