Accession Number : ADA181883

Title :   Cost Effectiveness Trade-Offs in Software Support Environment Standardization.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Sep 85-30 Sep 86,

Corporate Author : TECHNION INTERNATIONAL INC WILMINGTON DE

Personal Author(s) : Werling,Richard

PDF Url : ADA181883

Report Date : 30 Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : The objective of the research was to prepare an econometric model to determine quantitative benefits to the Air Force of implementing various strategies for controlling integrated automated software support environments. The model had to help the Air Force quantify costs and benefits obtainable by various methods of increasing productivity of developing and supporting mission-critical software. The principle deliverable is an econometric model describing costs and benefits involved in using Ada-based software development/support environments in DoD and contractor organizations. It is designed to permit comparisons among a selection of such environments. The model consists of econometric equations that describe actions required, and effects expected, during implementation. The equations were developed to describe decision-making as it typically takes place within AFSC. Keywords: MCCR computer program; MCCR (mission critical computer resources).

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, CONTRACTORS, ECONOMETRICS, EQUATIONS, PRODUCTIVITY, STANDARDIZATION, ECONOMIC MODELS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, AIR FORCE PLANNING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE