Accession Number:

ADA329322

Title:

Empirical Evaluation of KBSA Technology.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 93-Sep 96,

Corporate Author:

ANDERSEN CONSULTING NORTHBROOK IL CENTER FOR STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This report evaluates the potential impact of Knowledge-Based Software Assistant KBSA Technology on software development productivity and software quality, and is submitted by Andersen Consulting to Rome Laboratory as a deliverable under contract-F3O6O2-93-C-O198. The empirical study - including both controlled experiments and a survey of industrial field experience - compared the impact of KBSA functionality to state-of-the market software development technologies. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the impact of core KBSA Technology evolution transformations. As a benchmark, Andersen compared the productivity and software quality impacts of this technology with that of the level of functionality present in leading object-oriented Computer-Assisted Software Engineering 00-CASE tools. The data collected lead to a conclnsion that KBSA Technology does have a positive and observable impact on software development productivity and software quality.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE