Contractor Software Engineering Environment Evaluations Summary Report
Final rept. Jan-Dec 90,
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA SPACE SYSTEMS DIV
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This report summarizes the results of a task to evaluate Software Engineering Environments SEE at defense contractors. Ten major contractors were contacted. All of them currently are involved in SEE developments, although at different levels. Some still are in the early definition phases, while others have a SEE in place. Four of them were evaluated. The SEEs were evaluated along three different dimensions their functionality, their architecture, and their usage. All four SEEs support Ada and offer training courses. However, the SEEs are weak in their support of testing functions. The four evaluated SEEs are in a state of evolution. Although SEEs can potentially be important factors in quality and productivity improvements, and DOD-STD-2167A mandates the use of a SEE, building a SEE is a costly and lengthy process. Therefore, a methodology is needed for evaluating contractor SEEs and for determining the costbenefit tradeoffs. This task is the first step towards defining a SEE evaluation methodology for SDD contracts.
- Computer Programming and Software