Accession Number : AD0465228

Title :   PLANNING GUIDE FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Farr, Leonard ; LaBolle, Victor ; Willmorth, Norman E.

PDF Url : AD0465228

Report Date : 10 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : This document offers a systematic approach for planning projects to develop computer-based information systems. The primary emphasis is placed on the computer program portion of such systems. A descriptive model of the development process forms the basis for a set of prescribed planning and management tasks. The model includes eight phases: (1) System Analysis, (2) System Design, (3) Program Development, (4) Program Coding, (5) Program Checkout, (6) User Documentation, (7) User Training and Assistance, and (8) turnover. Each phase is further divided into tasks and subtasks for the purpose of more clearly understanding the elements of the development process. A detailed sequence of planning activities provides guidance for planning, scheduling and costing the tasks that comprise the development process, and forms are supplied to record the planning results and to serve as checklists for the required work. The forms and procedures also provide a basis for project control and for collection of data that may be used to improve estimates based upon experience. Although this Guide was prepared for use at the Naval Command Systems Support Activity, the material can easily be adapted to apply to programming in other organizations.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA PROCESSING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COSTS, CODING, SCHEDULING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE