Accession Number : ADA132612

Title :   The Software Engineering Prototype.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kirchner,Michael R

PDF Url : ADA132612

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : Experience has shown that the traditional method of software development often has poor results. Recently, a new approach to software development, the prototype approach, has been proposed. This thesis presents an integrated view of general design theories and relates that view to software design and development. The current thought on prototypes is described and the basic requirements for a software engineering environment are presented. Software prototypes are shown to support the integrated view of design. Four case studies of using prototypes are presented and recommendations for further study are made. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Systems engineering, *Prototypes, *Methodology, Planning, Problem solving, Information systems, Case studies, Life cycles, Requirements, User needs, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE