Accession Number : AD0759249

Title :   Some Conclusions from an Experiment in Software Engineering Techniques,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Parnas,David L.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The paper describes the outcome of a small experiment to test the validity of some proposed software engineering techniques. The experiments showed that it was possible to combine the work of many programmers to produce systems which could exist in many versions. Major changes in the system's implementation could be made by replacing well defined small subsets of the system. The experiment seems to support (1) the validity of the techniques being tested and (2) some new conclusions about project management and the focusing of effort in software projects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, REVIEWS), INDEXES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE