Accession Number:

ADA371622

Title:

KBSA Life Cycle Evaluation, Volume 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 96-Aug 98

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1999-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

The objective of this research effort was to develop and validate technical approaches for evaluating the effects of Knowledge Based Software Assistant KBSA and Evolutionary Design of Complex Software EDCS process concepts and technology on software development effort and schedule, and to use these technical approaches to perform comparative evaluations of technology. The approach taken for this research included four tasks. The first was to characterize sources of software technology in the context of recent and emerging software trends. The second was to develop models and an evaluation framework providing a baseline for assessing the effects of software technology on software development effort and schedule. The third task used these models to evaluate KBSA, EDCS and commercial technology with respect to the baseline. The fourth task formulated conclusions and recommendations based upon the results of the study. The report is divided into two volumes because of its length. The first volume documents the study and summarizes the data and results. The second volume provides additional detail on the models and the evaluations performed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE