Accession Number:

ADA141419

Title:

Specification Complexity and Validation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar 82-14 Mar 84,

Corporate Author:

MCCABE AND ASSOCIATES INC COLUMBIA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-04

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

This paper addresses the inherent difficulties of Large-Scale Software Development projects with respect to producing valid specifications and rigorous acceptance test data. The techniques presented here use the information provided by data flow diagrams DFDs to develop a mathematically precise model which identifies and quantifies the complexity of the processes within a system. This in turn will provide an accurate validation of the specifications against user requirements as well as the information from which acceptance tests can be derived. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE