Accession Number : ADA141419

Title :   Specification Complexity and Validation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 82-14 Mar 84,

Corporate Author : MCCABE AND ASSOCIATES INC COLUMBIA MD

Personal Author(s) : McCabe,T J

PDF Url : ADA141419

Report Date : 04 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This paper addresses the inherent difficulties of Large-Scale Software Development projects with respect to producing valid specifications and rigorous acceptance test data. The techniques presented here use the information provided by data flow diagrams (DFDs) to develop a mathematically precise model which identifies and quantifies the complexity of the processes within a system. This in turn will provide an accurate validation of the specifications against user requirements as well as the information from which acceptance tests can be derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data management, *Computer programs, *Computer architecture, *Systems analysis, *Man computer interface, Specifications, Validation, Flow charting, Acceptance tests, Mathematical models, Computerized simulation, Problem solving, Performance(Human), Scenarios, Simulation languages, Experimental design, User needs, Test and evaluation, Measurement

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE