Accession Number:

ADA248023

Title:

A User's Guide for the Software Technology Economic Impact Model

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1990-Oct 1991

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1991-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The Software Technology Economic Impact Model was developed by IDA for use in analyzing the effect that improvements in software technology have on the total DoD development and maintenance costs of weapon systems. The model displays the costs savings that result from three major sources work avoidance, working smarter, and working faster. This users manual gives instructions for installing and starting the model on an IBM or IBM-compatible PC or an Apple Macintosh computer. It also describes how to modify the baseline parameters of the model and how to estimate both development and maintenance cost savings using the model. Illustrations included show examples of the screens the user will see when maneuvering through the model.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE