Accession Number:

ADA186088

Title:

A Software Planning and Development Methodology with Resource Allocation Capability

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research are to examine the planning and development of large, generic based software development projects and to propose a structured methodology for software planning and development SPD. The SPD methodology presented parallels the classic software life cycle model to structure decision making and resource planning in a variety of environments. The concepts of kernal construct and templates are developed in conjunction with a resource planning and allocation procedure. Three distinct elements are integrated throughout the proposed methodology Technical, Managerial, and Resource Use determination. Manpower loading relationships are developed to devise an allocation scheme for different personnel resources required within the software developement effort. The generic kernel and associated templates are shown to apply to virtually any type of software development environment. A major software development project is comprised of many different function or routine within the software design. Various templates are used to tailor the kernals to a specific application environment. This tailoring facilitates graphical depiction of the necessary interconnections, databases, and protocols to be identified.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE