Accession Number : ADA118211

Title :   A Model for Estimating Tactical Software Maintenance Requirements.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Merring,William H , III

PDF Url : ADA118211

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Recent studies have pointed to the increasing burden that is software maintenance. The maintenance of tactical systems software will demand resources that exceed those expended during the development phase as their numbers and time-in-service increase. This increased demand for resources requires more effective management of the maintenance phase and development of the software with maintenance in mind. This thesis presents those items that should be considered and utilized during the development phase to reduce maintenance costs over the lifecycle of the system. It also presents a model that uses the known configuraion of the program to estimate the maintenance personnel requirements for that system. These requirements will be estimated from the beginning of the maintenance phase to its completion. The model utilizes the techniques of measuring the characteristics of the software to obtain the estimation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer program reliability, *Maintenance management, *Requirements, *Computer programs, Tactical analysis, Estimates, Configurations, Life cycle costs, Maintenance personnel, Theses, Error analysis, High level languages

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE