Accession Number : ADA138663

Title :   Documentation for Software Maintenance.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hall,J F , II

PDF Url : ADA138663

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : Documentation as an effective method of transferring information between individuals in order to reduce software maintenance costs is examined. Various categories of documentation are identified and evaluated as to their effectiveness toward easing the maintenance effort. The concept of minimal documentation is introduced as the solution to the problem of determining the correct amount of information required for a specific maintenance task. The idea of utilizing an explicit documentation is proposed. With the proper implementation of the documentation hierarchy, the minimal documentation concept can be realized, and the maintenance effort reduced. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer program documentation, *Information transfer, Computer programs, Maintenance, Cost effectiveness, Systems engineering, Requirements, Specifications, Standards, Operational effectiveness, Efficiency, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE