Software Development Standards for Project Cost Management Information System
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAB
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The US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station WES Corporate Data Base Project CDB is using software engineering methods and a structured approach for development of management information systems. These software engineering methods are implemented on the Project Cost Management Information System PCMIS as part of the WES CDB. The standards used are based not only on the structured approach but also on Department of Defense and Military standards. Modifications were made to typical life-cycle standards so they apply to a fourth generation language 4GL based information system being developed in a prototyping environment. Project standards encompass quality assurance, design analysis, development, documentation, testing, screenreport standards, and security. Configuration management CM standards are developed, but implementation has proven very difficult in a prototyping environment. CM implementation is planned after successful system testing. The use of standards provides consistency in reporting and is a valuable tool for the assurance of a quality product.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems