The Readiness Growth Model: A Quantitative Analysis of Software Risk
Final rept. 1990-1993,
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE
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The readiness growth model RGM developed in 1990 is a methodology used to quantitatively assess software maturity and, in turn, software readiness for test. It is comprised of data from many low level metrics, and provides a bottom line assessment which managers can use to track software progress throughout the lifecycle. RGM can be used to assess the quality of both the process and the product, can identify problematic areas, and can determine associated risk. All of this information is summarized quickly by means of its graphical output and metric data. RGM has been successfully implemented on various U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center systems, supporting executive softwaresystem readiness and fielding decisions. It has received high level endorsement from the program managers, and the Army and Office of the Secretary of Defense leadership that have applied it to date.
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