Accession Number : ADA137084

Title :   Software Acquisition Resource Expenditure (SARE) Data Collection Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Dumas,R L

PDF Url : ADA137084

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : One of the major shortfalls in software cost estimation is the lack of a well-defined, well-structured database. This report is the culmination of a multi-year effort to develop contractual documents to effect quality software data collection on defense programs. It includes as attachments a proposed draft military standard for software work breakdown structures and a data item description for reporting project attributes that impact software cost and schedule. The evolution of the documents is discussed and procedures for implementing data collection on defense programs are provided. Readers are asked to comment on the SARE methodology using a questionnaire provided as the third attachment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Cost estimates, *Data acquisition, *Data bases, Data management, Defense planning, Acquisition, Procurement, Management planning and control, Planning programming budgeting, Resource management, Questionnaires, Military requirements, Specifications, Standards

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE