Accession Number:

ADA315010

Title:

Guidelines for Successful Acquisition and Management of Software-Intensive Systems: Weapon Systems Command and Control Systems Management Information Systems. Volume 1. Version 2.0.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1133.0

Abstract:

These Guidelines cover the gamut of software-intensive systems acquisition and management activities, from pre-program strategic planning to post-deployment software support. They are divided into three essential areas for program success. Part I, Introduction, lays the groundwork. To be successful in software, you must have a basic understanding of why major software acquisitions fail and succeed, the unique DoD software acquisition environment, and software-intensive life cycles and methodologies. Part II, Engineering, provides the meat. World-class software must be engineered, which involves implementing a series of interrelated, interdependent concepts, disciplines, and activities. These include risk management, Ada, software development maturity, measurement and metrics, reuse, software tools, and software support. Part III, Management, brings it all together. To successfully manage a major software-intensive systems acquisition, you must be an informed buyer. You must understand the software development process, software quality assurance, contract management techniques, and insist on continuous process improvement throughout the systems life. To step up to this challenge, you and your program will benefit by following the comprehensive software acquisition and management guidance found between these pages.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE