Accession Number : ADA133070

Title :   Factors Affecting Specifications for Computer Software Programs.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. 1 Jul 82-30 Jun 83,

Corporate Author : PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT ASSOCIATES INC VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s) : Connelly,Edward M

PDF Url : ADA133070

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The vulnerability of the software process development to errors or omissions in the requirements specification is well known. The goal of this program is to develop user aids that will help a neophyte user to work with an experienced software analyst in developing requirements specifications. The initial experiment, completed this year, is an investigation of the utility of cost aids as a function of task complexity. The neophyte user developed various designs and requested cost information for those designs which were presented in various forms. The aids permitted the user to recall detailed information on previous designs, as well as, a automatic analysis of previous designs to reveal the most cost effective design and suggest new designs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Specifications, *Systems analysis, *Requirements, Planning, Life cycles, Cost analysis, Cost effectiveness, Methodology, Approach, User needs

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE